Honors and Awards Committee
It is time to begin the selection process of AAPG’s Honors and Awards to be presented at the annual meeting in Long Beach, California, April 22-25, 2012. The AAPG Honors and Awards Committee, a committee within the Advisory Council, is responsible for recommending individuals for awards for consideration of the Advisory Council for forwarding to the Executive Committee for their consideration and approval.
The selection of awardees is an extremely significant aspect of AAPG activities because it allows the Association to express gratitude to its members and recognize the values and standards that should be encouraged in our membership.
During the past few years we have endeavored to improve representation within our diverse Association by expanding the list of persons encouraged to submit nominations. Nominations can be tendered by any member of the Association.
The Honors and Awards Book and Nomination Forms have been prepared to assist you in submitting recommendations. I encourage you to make a concerted effort to address the information requested on the nomination forms, including the nominee’s merits. To submit nominations, please forward to AAPG, c/o Janice Scott, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74101-0979 or electronically to Janice Scott’s email firstname.lastname@example.org in the recommended format by June 30, 2011.
Proper documentation must be provided in order for the Advisory Council to consider your recommendations. Nominations received without sufficient documentation simply are not as persuasive as those that are well prepared and documented. The nominees that you feel deserve consideration for the award certainly deserve your best efforts to illustrate why they should be considered for the award. Nominations received after June 30, 2011 will be considered the following year. The Awards Committee considers nominees for three years after the initial submission.
The Honors and Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following awards: Sidney Powers Memorial Award, Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award, Honorary Member Award, Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award, Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award, Distinguished Service Award, Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award, Harrison Schmitt Award, Public Service Award, Pioneer Award, and the Geosciences in the Media Award.
The award descriptions and nomination forms can also be found online.
A copy of the nominee’s activity sheet is available upon request from Janice Scott, (918) 560-9409 or by fax (918) 560-2626.
The Executive Committee, acting on a recommendation from the Advisory Council, requests that nominees not be notified and that this information be kept confidential until all selections have been made and approved by the Executive committee.