This past week at the annual Kentucky GIS conference hosted by KAMP (Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals) in Frankfort, Kevin Cary accepted a GIS award on behalf of the Department. The award is an Exemplary System Award for Geographic Information Science at Western Kentucky University. This award recognizes our GIS program as being *the* excellent GIS program in Kentucky. It was also mentioned that WKU has provided the most successful GIS Analyst/Specialists to the Commonwealth and in the greatest number (143 GIS Certificates awarded to date). For more information about the GIS program at WKU, please email Kevin Cary.