Strunk to Chair Trustee Associates
New Foundation Trustee Associates officers were elected at the group’s recent meeting in Maui, Hawaii.
The new officers are:
- Paul Strunk, chair (one-year term).
- Jerry Namy, vice chair (one-year term).
- Jay Henthorne, secretary-treasurer (two-year term).
The group’s next annual meeting will be Sept. 3-7 in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Several generous gifts of note recently have been given to the AAPG Foundation, including:
A generous gift to the Foundation’s K-12 Fund by Foundation Trustee William J. Barrett will provide funding to expand support of K-12 programs that will benefit future generations by educating students, teachers and parents about the science of geology and its relationship to current events such as global climate change and world energy needs.
AAPG President Will Green has provided a gift designated to the Robert Berg Outstanding Research Award, which will recognize reservoir characterization, petrophysics or related fields.
Trustee Emeritus Bill Crain has provided an additional gift to benefit the William E. and Jean Crain Grant-in-Aid Fund, which will provide a grant award of $2,000 annually to a geoscience student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Trustee Associate David Worthington joins Crain by establishing the David Worthington Grant-in-Aid, which will provide an annual grant to a geosciences student at Rice University.
(The GIA program is intended to honor a person while encouraging geology students to consider a career in petroleum geology. University Restricted Grants are a special endowed segment of the Named Grants-in-Aid program that provide a way to give a gift restricted to a donor ’s alma mater in perpetuity.)
Trustee Associate David “Scotty” Holland has provided a generous gift to establish the David S. Holland/AAPG Foundation Professorship at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
He provided the endowment to encourage the teaching of geology and professional development through AAPG and other societies at Hardin Simmons University.