FG Award

Donate to the Frank Gossette Award!!!

The Frank Gossette scholarship is being established to honor the life-long work and commitment of Dr. Frank Gossette to the academic and professional advancement of CSULB Geography graduate students. Dr. Frank Gossette served as a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and then Full Professor of Geography from 1985 to 2009. He earned his B.A. (Sociology) and M.A. (Asian Studies) degrees from the University of Oregon in 1971 and 1973 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Geography in 1980. His dissertation, titled, “Social Ecology in a Contemporary Chinese City: Tiachung, Taiwan” utilized some of the most cutting edge methodological approaches in the field of Geography. After completing his degree at UCLA, Dr. Gossette worked as a professor at Northwestern University and the University of Delaware before joining the Department of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Gossette is best known at CSULB for his contributions to the Department’s growing geospatial technologies courses and research. Through numerous Contracts and Grants with local private and public agencies, he created internships in applied research employing scores of undergraduate and graduate students.

To date, we have raised more than half ($12,500) of our goal of $25,000. Once endowed, the award will sponsor student research costs associated with their master’s graduate thesis project.

Donating is Simple!

To use a credit card, just click on the "give, make a gift Now" box on the lower left hand side of this page. If using a credit card online, please add "Frank Gossette Award Donation" to the additional comments at the bottom of the fillable form.

You can also send a check directly to the Department of Geography. If sending a check, you can forward this to the following address:

Frank Gossette Award Donation

c/o Department of Geography

California State University, Long Beach 90840

Please make the check out to: CSULB Foundation