Congratulations to Chair-Elect Charlie Nilon! Charlie has been named recipient of the 2014 – Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award. This ESA award recognizes long-standing contributions of an individual towards increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching or outreach. ESA honors Charles Nilon, with the University of Missouri-Columbia, for his leadership in developing diversity-enhancing programs within the Ecological Society of America and working to improve minority access to all Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. His work illustrates the relationship between ecology, environmental justice and their impacts on disadvantaged communities. Arise early in Sacramento on Monday, August 11th for the Awards Ceremony in the historic Memorial auditorium near the Sacramento Convention Center, 8:00 AM-10:15 AM.