Digital Subscription Total Rises Again
The number of AAPG Foundation Digital Products University Subscriptions has risen again thanks to three gifts – one from a Foundation Trustee, one from a new member of the Trustee Associates and one from a group that wants to honor their alma mater:
Trustee Bill Gipson, a consultant in Houston, provided a “generous” donation to help fund university digital subscriptions for Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and Trinity University, San Antonio.
Gipson made the donations in honor of international industry giant and AAPG member Roy Huffington, of Roy M. Huffington Inc., Houston, who received the Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award in 1991; and Trinity University professor emeritus Ed Roy, an AAPG Honorary Member who also was awarded the Public Service Award in 2006 and the Distinguished Educator Award in 2004.
Neil Hurley is a new Trustee Associate, and he and his wife, Debra Nishida, provided the funding for a university digital subscription at the University of Southern California, in memory of Richard Stone.
Hurley, a longtime former educator and past AAPG elected editor who received AAPG’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006, is now with Schlumberger in Boston.
Three AAPG members, Art Beall (Fairview, Texas), Jim Meyerhoff (Krescent Energy, Houston) and his wife Lisa, and Trustee Associate John Shelton (Tulsa), joined together to provide funding for a university subscription at their alma mater, Baylor University.
This month’s gifts bring the number of endowed Digital Product University Subscriptions to 33 in the United States and one international (Kazakh National Technical University).
The digital products university subscriptions offer a win/win for the university, faculty and students by providing a gift in perpetuity of the more than 600,000 pages of maps and geological information of AAPG’s Digital Library collection.
This gift allows the university library systems to use their budget funds for other expenditures, and it directly benefits students with four generations of geoscientists’ scientific experiences and achievements.
For more information about the program contact Rebecca Griffin in the Foundation office, at 1-888-945-2274, ext. 644.
In other Foundation news, the Trustee Associates have another new member. He is:
William D. DeMis, Marathon Oil, Houston.
DeMis and Hurley’s joining brings the Trustee Associate membership to 264.