John Benhart Jr., a faculty member in the Department of Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning received two state-level awards at the Pennsylvania Geographical Society meeting held in York, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2021.

At the PGS meeting, Benhart was awarded the 2021 Pennsylvania Geographical Society Distinguished Service Award in acknowledgment of “…substantive and long-term service to both the discipline of Geography and to the Pennsylvania Geographical Society” and the 2021 Distinguished Mentor Award in recognition of “exceptional commitment and accomplishments in the mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students as well as fellow faculty members.” 

Benhart has been a faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 27 years serving as a professor in the departments of Geography and Regional Planning and Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning. He received the PGS Distinguished Scholar Award for substantive accomplishments in research in 2014.    

 John Benhart Jr. receiving award from PGS

Two plaques for the awards