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Baile Wins Trustee Associates Service Award  
By Tamra Campbell / October 2016

Richard A. “Dick” Baile has been selected as the 2016 Trustee Associates Service Award recipient for his long-term involvement in the Trustee Associates in furtherance of fulfilling the mission of the AAPG Foundation.

'Excellence in Teaching' Award Nominations Now Open  
By Susie Nolen / September 2016

The AAPG Foundation is gearing up for another exciting season of supporting and promoting geoscience education – and two key parts of that initiative are now open for your participation.

AAPG Foundation Honors Undergraduate Geoscience Excellence  
By April Stuart / August 2016

The Foundation’s generous contributors have consistently worked to make a big impact within geologic education at the collegiate level with two important undergraduate-focused geoscience programs: the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program and the new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program.

AAPG Foundation Honors 2016 Professorial Award Winner  
By April Stuart / July 2016

Stephen Bend, professor of petroleum geology at the University of Regina, Canada, has been named the recipient of this year’s AAPG Foundation Professorial Award. Bend has trained geologists and engineers within industry and academia for more than 35 years.

Donald O'Nesky Wins Chairman's Award  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that the AAPG Foundation announces that Donald A. O’Nesky is the 2016 Chairman’s Award recipient. This award is given by the AAPG Foundation in recognition of persons who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation while calling attention to the role and value of the Foundation.

Inspiring the Future of Energy in a Downturn  
By April Stuart / May 2016

Long heralded as a pioneer in the petroleum geology industry, L. Austin Weeks is not only the namesake for the AAPG Foundation’s highest honor, the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, but he is also the founder of one of the Foundation’s most vital programs for advancing geoscience education.

Foundation’s Highest Honor Goes to William E. Gipson  
By Tamra Campbell / April 2016

William E. Gipson, longtime supporter of the AAPG Foundation and former chair of the AAPG Foundation Trustees, has been named recipient of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal.

Named Gifts Make Research Visions a Reality  
By April Stuart / March 2016

The AAPG Foundation is fortunate to have a roster of more than 100 named funds specifically designated for educational initiatives and targeted to those interested in advancing their knowledge of the geosciences.

Gifts of Time Build a Solid Foundation  
By April Stuart / February 2016

Time is a precious commodity to us all, and is particularly treasured by geologists who have a unique relationship with the concept of time. Time is an especially precious commodity when it is given to the AAPG Foundation, in whatever increment.

Foundation Programs: A Recap of 2015  
By Tamra Campbell / January 2016
Despite the challenges to the industry and the profession, last year was an eventful one for the AAPG Foundation. Here are just a few of the highlights of Foundation programs in 2015.
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New Named Grant Established
A new named grant has been established by the AAPG Foundation to recognize a qualified and deserving student whose project uniquely characterizes the nature of outstanding student research.

Trustee Associates Elect New Officers

The AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates elected new officers during the group’s recently held 32nd annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Foundation Update: An Active Month
A new AAPG Foundation named grant was established, a major new pledge was received and a new “legacy” program was created during an active month for the AAPG Foundation.

Programs Get Funding

The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees approved financial support for two programs during its recent meeting in Tulsa.

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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:

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Connect With the Foundation During ACE

The Annual Convention and Exhibition is always an exciting time for AAPG and for the AAPG Foundation – and if you’re going to be joining us in Houston this month there are a number of opportunities to learn more about how the Foundation supports the geosciences.

Foundation Funds a Plethora of Programs

The AAPG Foundation proudly supports the endeavors of the world’s largest professional geological society, AAPG. 

Gunn Gives Million Dollar Gift

The AAPG Foundation has received a $1 million gift from AAPG Honorary member and past AAPG president Bob Gunn, of Gunn Oil Co. in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Educational Outreach Programs Targeted for Gift

The story of Marta Sutton Weeks’ dedicated and ongoing support of the AAPG Foundation has added a new chapter.

Foundation Joins Geoscientists Without Borders

The AAPG Foundation has joined the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation (SEGF) as a partner in the acclaimed Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB) program.

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