MargaiWe are very saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Florence Margai, SUNY, Binghamton and National Councilor of the AAG (January 8, 2015).

Florence was Professor of Geography, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Student Success and Faculty Development: Harpur College of Arts and Sciences; Binghamton University-SUNY.  She received her Ph.D. from Kent State University, 1991, M.A. from Kent State University,1987) and her B.A. Honors in Geography from Fourah Bay College, USL, in 1985.

This is a tragic loss for her family, the profession and our Region.

A full biography of her achievements can be found here.

Additional memorial tributes to Florence can be found by following these links:

A memorial session in honor of Florence will be held at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago.

A collection has been started by the AAG Africa Specialty Group to help support her legacy. If you would like to contribute, please call or email Michelle Ledoux at the AAG office to make your donation. You can mail a check or pay by credit card over the phone.

Michelle’s contacts are: and 202-234-1450 ext. 133. You can also mail your check to Michelle’s attention at:

Association of American Geographers
1710 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20009

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