The Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award is given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education. Only one award is to be given per year unless funding is approved by the Executive Committee when the award slate is approved. Contributions leading to consideration for this award will most often involve the teaching and counseling of students at the university level, and contributions to the education of the public, and management of educational programs may also be recognized.

 

2014

Donald R. LoweCharles KeransJoseph Albert CartwrightGregor Paul Eberli

2013

Carlton E. BrettJohn R. Underhill

2012

Andrew Hurst, PhDHoward David Johnson, PhD

2011

Lawrence Daniel MeckelRonald J. Steel

2010

Wayne Merrill Ahr, PhDEric Allan ErslevMurray Gingras

2009

Finn SurlykJ. Frederick Read

2008

S. George PembertonRobert Stephen Gray

2007

A. Eugene FritscheStephan Alan Graham, PhDJanok P. Bhattacharya

2006

John Edward Warme, PhDG. Randy KellerBrian Edward LockRoger M. Slatt, PhD

2005

Paul WeimerFred Franke MeissnerAureal T. Cross

2004

Edward Carl Roy, Jr.William Edmond GallowayKnut O. BjorlykkeAndrew D. Miall

2003

Albert V. CarozziFrank Gulde Ethridge

2002

Zuhair Al-ShaiebWilliam R. MuehlbergerPaul Edwin Potter

2001

Charles R. StelkJohn W. HarbaughClyde Herbert Moore, Jr.

2000

Ernest A. ManciniJohn D. HaunRobert Raymond Berg, PhD

1999

Roger Geoffrey Walker, PhDD. L. Blackstone, Jr.Peter Robbins Vail, PhD

1998

Lloyd Charles PrayStephen Gerrard Middleton

1997

Robert L. FolkGeorge B. AsquithHarold Garnar Reading

1996

L. L. SlossRobert J. WeimerGerald Manfred Friedman, PhD

1995

James Lee Wilson

Restrictions

The recipient need not be a Member of the Association, and consideration is to be made without regard for national origin. The recipient must be living at the time of selection and be willing to be present to receive the award at the time and place designated by the Executive Committee. If death of the recipient occurs after

selection, the medal will be awarded posthumously. The award is made at such times as the Executive Committee may designate, at the recommendation of the Advisory Council, but not more than once in any calendar year unless funding is also approved by the Executive Committee when it approves the award slate.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

Consideration should emphasize contributions to the teaching of students, guidance of student research, research and scientific publications, university and community activities, and involvement in the activities of scientific/professional organizations.

Procedure for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted, along with documentation, to the Chairman of the Honors and Awards Committee at Association Headquarters. All nominations become part of a permanent file for future consideration and need not be resubmitted, but additional information may be submitted at any time. The Committee’s recommendations will be submitted to the Advisory Council, which in turn will submit its selection to the Executive Committee for final action.

Description of Award

This award consists of an oak double shadow box. The right panel displays a sterling silver medallion specifically designed for this award. The double-faced medallion is removable and bears the name of the recipient and date of the award. The left panel displays an AAPG medallion and a plate containing the citation.

History

This award was first proposed by Dr. Grover E. Murray in a letter to then President Harrison L. Townes, dated May 19, 1993. In the letter, Dr. and Mrs. Murray agreed to provide funding to support the award, if approved. Approval was given by the Executive Committee on June 30, 1993.

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