The department was recently informed of the sad news of the passing of our former colleague Dr. Hobson Bryan. Dr. Bryan retired in 2014 after serving for 20 years in the Geography Department following 24 years of service in the Sociology Department, where he served two terms as Chair. Hobson’s scholarship included many diverse areas including environmental policy analysis, outdoor recreation resource management, ecotourism, and environmental impact assessment. He also made very important voluntary contributions to the professional and recreational fishing communities, watershed and river NGOs, and to the State of the Alabama and the Tuscaloosa community in general. Dr. Bryan was beloved by so many in the UA community and will be missed by his many former colleagues and students in the Geography Department, and across campus.