BAR HARBOR — Two College of the Atlantic officials and a COA graduate student were lauded for their contributions to the field of human ecology at the 20th International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology recently.
COA Academic Dean Kenneth Hill and Kristen Dunphey, a graduate student at the college, received awards recognizing their contributions to the field of human ecology and for “continuing support in the development and promotion of the Society and its activities.”
Dunphey, who did her undergraduate work at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., was invaluable to the planning and execution of the conference over the past six months, organizers said.
Hill, who also serves as executive director of the Society for Human Ecology, was recognized for distinguished leadership in the development of human ecology worldwide.
“They were the driving forces behind the school being able to host a highly successful international conference on campus,” said Richard J. Borden, one of the longest serving College of the Atlantic faculty and a founding member of the Society for Human Ecology.
Borden also was honored during the conference.