Top 10 Reasons to Join DPA  
/ October 2014

As AAPG Division of Professional Affairs president I am often asked, “What is the DPA’s purpose?” I decided one of the best ways to answer this question is take the Letterman approach with a Top 10 list of purposes and reasons to be part of DPA.

Season Premiere: A New Theme for DPA  
By Rick Fritz / July 2014
During my term as DPA president this year our theme will be “Culture of Greatness.” This may sound arrogant, but I think it is important to recognize and promote the culture of professionalism and discovery that has provided cheap energy for mankind for more than 100 years.
Sponsorship Change Would Be a Good Move  
By Valary Schulz / April 2014

The proposal to eliminate sponsors for membership will remove any impediment to a speedy application process by which qualified candidates for membership in our fine organization may be welcomed. I believe this will be good for the AAPG and good for the DPA.

Change By Any Name Brings New Challenges  
By Valary Schulz / January 2014

Have you ever heard a phrase in conversation or through the media and thought that you had a vague understanding of the meaning – but carried on with your misunderstanding?

DPA Offers Inaugural Reserves Forum  
By Valary Schulz / October 2013

Our principal goal for the DPA is to increase our relevance to our members – and by extension to our AAPG community, which in turn ought to make the Division attractive to new members.

New DPA Leadership Ready for a Big Year  
By Valary Schulz / July 2013

What a great privilege it is for me to serve as your president of the Division of Professional Affairs this coming year.

DPA Riding Wave of Momentum  
By Charles Sternbach / April 2013

In 2006 I had the privilege to serve as the general chairman for the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston. 

Playmaker Forum Debuts This Month  
By Charles Sternbach / January 2013

My vision for DPA this year: Empowering geologists to find oil and succeed in business.

DPA Plans ‘Play Maker’ Forum  
By Charles Sternbach / October 2012

DPA can play an important role in developing the professionalism required to generate prospects, discoveries and exploration workflows.

From Prospect to Discovery, ‘Professional’ Leads the Way  
By Charles Sternbach / July 2012

It is a great privilege for me to serve AAPG as Division of Professional Affairs president this year. 

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The Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of AAPG, seeks to promote professionalism and ethical standards, provide a means for professional certification of petroleum geologists, coal geologists, and petroleum geophysicists, assist in career planning, and improve the professional well-being of AAPG members. For more information about the DPA and its activities, visit the DPA website.

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