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Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund

liblitMany of us remember Evan Liblit as an innovator and teacher of recycling and waste management.

But Evan was a student as well. Always anxious to explore new technologies and techniques, he quickly learned and understood that his field was subject to fiscal pressures, legislative compromise and the public’s willingness to cooperate.

Today’s students of environmental management face similar challenges and changes. Waste management in the new millennium will not only be subject to the same pressures of the last two decades, but new technologies will emerge and ever-changing regulation will attempt to address those changes.

In 1997, the State University at Stony Brook recognized Evan Liblit’s contributions to solid waste management and recycling, and established a memorial scholarship in his name. The Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund will support graduate students at the SUNY Stony Brook Waste Reduction and Management Institute. The fund will be on-going and self-sustaining, and will benefit these students for years to come.

As a friend of the environment, please join with fellow Long Islanders and associates of Evan Liblit, and honor his memory by making this fund an important part of our region’s environmental future.

For more information, e-mail Larry Swanson at

Ways to Give

Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences/SBF. The Center also accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. To donate on-line please click here.

Previous graduate student award recipients are listed below.  The Winners of the Liblit Memorial Scholarship are listed on an Undergraduate and Graduate Student plaques in the Endeavour Hall Lobby.

In conjunction with Stony Brook University – School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee is pleased to announce “Waste on Wednesdays,” a six-part free webinar series focusing on a number of environmental issues impacting Long Island.

The management of solid waste generated on Long Island is an important issue and has significant ramifications on the economy and the environment.  Each seminar series will allow participants to learn about various solid waste and recycling issues across Long Island.  Topics will include the pending closure of the Brookhaven Landfill, recycling on Long Island, the management of organic waste, transportation issues, and waste to energy.  Plus, we will get the perspectives of local government and discuss what municipalities and companies are doing to meet these challenges.  The series will provide excellent insight and perspective, and will benefit all those who work in the fields of environmental protection, recycling, and waste management.  

Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Fund Annual Award Winners

For Their Excellence and Continued Support of Recycling in New York State.

1998 Margaret McArdle
1999 Michael Ahrens
2000 Aaron Rust
2001 Ann Zulkosky
2002 Teresa Mathews
2003 Mark J. Benotti
2004 Paula S. Rose
2005 Christine O'Connell
2006 Owen Doherty
2007 Anne Cooper Ellefson
2008 Brooke Rodgers
2009 John C. Gondek
2010 Cassandra Bauer
2011 Konstantine Rountos
2012 Krista Green
2013 Natasha Gownaris
2014 Kaitlin Willig
2015 Ryan Wallace
2016 Irvin Huang
2017 Lori Clark
2018 Karin Schweitzer
2019 John Bohorquez

Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Award Winners

For Their Excellence and Continued Support of Recycling in New York State.

2008 Amandeep Parhar
2009 John Botos
2010 Deborah Aller
2011 Eda Charmaine Gimenez
2012 Rasheed Lucas
2013 Marie Baietto
2014 Moshan Chen
2015 Emily Markowitz
2016 Michelle Barbosa & Alfredo Esposito
2017 Julia Petersen & Maria Grima
2018 Claire Garfield & Courtney Stuart
2019 Laura Osa & Kyle Walter

Below are articles regarding the Liblit Award, including profiles of the winners.  Click on a headline to view the article.

2004 Liblit Scholarship Awarded to Paula Rose

On November 16, Paula Rose, a second-year MSRC doctoral student, received the 7th annual “America Recycles Day” breakfast held at the New York Institute of Technology’s Culinary Arts Center in Central Islip. The $2,000 award was presented by Dennis J. Lynch, chairman...

2003 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Mark J. Benotti

November 14, 2003 Mark J. Benotti, a doctoral student at the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC) at Stony Brook University, received the sixth annual Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship on Friday, November 14 at the annual breakfast held at the New York Institute...

Eric Swenson to Row 460 Miles for Evan R. Liblit Memorial Fund

Fundraiser For The Next Generation of Solid Waste Managers On Friday, August 2nd, 2002, Oyster Bay Superintendent of Environmental Control Eric Swenson will launch a canoe from the shores of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories (Canada) to begin a 460 mile canoe...

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