The EEES Departmental Awards ceremony is a wonderful rite of Spring. Each year we honor the “best of the best” at a luncheon in the Hendrix Center. This year was no exception. You can find the complete list of our 2023 undergraduate and graduate student award winners here. What made this year a notch above was the participation of ~15 alums who were mentored by Dr. Ben Dysart. This was only the third time that an EEES graduate student received the Benjamin Clay Dysart III Environmental Engineering Fellowship, with this year’s award going to Sarah Donaher, a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Nicole Martinez. Dr. Dysart joins the ranks of others who are memorialized through departmental fellowships for their lasting impacts on the department and environmental work in South Carolina, including A. Ray Abernathy, L. Gene Rich, Thomas M. Keinath, and R. Ken Tinsley. We always encourage alums to attend the departmental awards ceremony. The 2023 event was made all the more special by the number with connections to Dr. Dysart. We hope to see more of you at future award ceremonies. In the meantime, a hearty round of congratulations to all of our 2023 award winners.