NALMS Announces 2023 Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships

November 15, 2023

Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Director of Development & Marketing
Phone: 608-233-2836

NALMS Announces 2023 Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships

MADISON, WI – We are thrilled to announce this year’s recipients of the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship. The two recipients are: Julia Paton (Queen’s University) and Kasey Crandall (State University of New York at Fredonia).

Photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Reckhow

Established through the generosity and kindness of NALMS Life Member, Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund provides financial support to graduate students to use toward their education. “Along with NALMS members Denny Cooke and Gene Welch,” Dr. Reckhow explains, “I was part of the pre-NALMS conferences in Madison, Minneapolis, and East Lansing, leading to the 1980 meeting in Portland…NALMS helped me grow as a scientist. These are just a few of the great memories that I have, which makes me want to give back to NALMS through this scholarship fund.”

With a unique tie-in to a NALMS tradition and Dr. Reckhow’s personal history with the Society, the scholarship winners were directly linked with an event that occurs each year at the NALMS annual symposium: the Clean Lakes Classic 5K. Starting with the 2021 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk (which was a virtual fun run due to the pandemic), one female and one male graduate student participant in the event is randomly selected each year to receive $500 for use toward their education.

Learn more about the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund: Details for students interested in applying for a 2024 scholarship will be released in the coming months.

Learn more about our scholarship recipients:

Julia Paton // Queen’s University, Ontario

Photo courtesy of Julia Paton.

I am currently studying Paleolimnology at Queen’s University in Ontario, where I am pursuing my master’s degree in biology in the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). 

My interests for aquatic management and conservation are endless. Currently, my primary interest is using paleo-ecotoxicology to investigate the long-term effects of mining and smelting operations on lake systems in Sudbury, Ontario. Ultimately, I am interested in long-term monitoring and being able to inform lake management and policy when freshwater disturbances occur. 

I was introduced to NALMS by Dr. Andrew Paterson, my thesis co-supervisor, who recommended NALMS as a friendly symposium for early career researchers and academics. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to NALMS initiatives and collaborate with fellow members. I believe that through our collective efforts, we can make a significant impact on the preservation and sustainable management of our lakes and water resources. 

Kasey Crandall // State University of New York at Fredonia

Photo courtesy of Kasey Crandall.

I am currently completing a Masters of Biology at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The thing that interests me most about water quality is the role that external environmental factors may play in controlling in-lake processes. I was introduced to NALMS by my advisor Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, this was my first NALMS meeting.


Founded in 1980, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a nonprofit organization focused on the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs. A melting pot, welcoming anyone with an interest in lakes, NALMS strives to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to achieve this mission.