Gamma Theta Upsilon Scholarships
Benjamin F. Richason, Jr.:
Dr. Richason served in a number of capacities with GTU and was a very strong proponent of establishing an international presence through chapters worldwide. After service as a photo interpreter in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946, he received his B.A. and MA from Indiana University, Bloomington and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Richason then undertook post-doctoral work in remote sensing at Purdue University.
In 1952, he joined the faculty at Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Wisconsin, where he had a significant impact, as evidenced by the award in his name that is given to a University faculty member in recognition of excellence in teaching, research and educational innovation.
Dr. Richason served GTU in many capacities, including President (1981-1982) and Loan Fund Trust Officer (1969 to 1980). He also served as President of the National Council for Geographic Education in 1969, and he was the editor of the bestselling text, Introduction to Remote Sensing of the Environment, which won the Geographic Society of Chicago’s Publication Award in 1978. Dr. Richason was Chair of the Carroll College Department of Geography when he died in 1988.
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