Rachel Ruppel was named as the first recipient of the Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship during the recently held ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ruppel is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She is specializing in environmental mapping and information and in wetlands ecosystems.
The Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and commend college students who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude to enter the profession of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, or geospatial information and technology. In addition, the Scholarship recognizes students who excel at an aspect of the profession that Osborn demonstrated so very well, that of communications and collaboration.