38 to Receive Association Honors

Ceremonies Set in Dallas

Lawrence W. Funkhouser, one of the world's leading geologists — whether the subject is the industry, the profession or the Association — will be honored in Dallas along with 37 others who will receive honors and awards during the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting.

Funkhouser, retired vice president of exploration and production for Chevron Corp. and a past president of AAPG and chairman of the AAPG Foundation will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG's highest honor.

The awards ceremony is part of the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting, which will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Dallas Convention Center.

The session will include a multi-media look at Dallas and its place in the petroleum industry's history, welcoming remarks from general chairman Terrence G. O'Hare and the presidential address from AAPG President Steve Sonnenberg.

Immediately following the awards ceremony will be the Icebreaker reception in the nearby exhibits hall.

AAPG awards, approved by the Executive Committee, are presented annually to recognize individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public.

Two of the award winners, Stewart Chuber of Schulenberg, Texas, and Royce P. Carr, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, will receive two awards in Dallas: Chuber will receive AAPG Honorary Membership and a House of Delegates Distinguished Member award, and Carr will receive both an AAPG Distinguished Service Award and HoD Honorary Membership.

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Lawrence W. Funkhouser, one of the world's leading geologists — whether the subject is the industry, the profession or the Association — will be honored in Dallas along with 37 others who will receive honors and awards during the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting.

Funkhouser, retired vice president of exploration and production for Chevron Corp. and a past president of AAPG and chairman of the AAPG Foundation will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG's highest honor.

The awards ceremony is part of the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting, which will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Dallas Convention Center.

The session will include a multi-media look at Dallas and its place in the petroleum industry's history, welcoming remarks from general chairman Terrence G. O'Hare and the presidential address from AAPG President Steve Sonnenberg.

Immediately following the awards ceremony will be the Icebreaker reception in the nearby exhibits hall.

AAPG awards, approved by the Executive Committee, are presented annually to recognize individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public.

Two of the award winners, Stewart Chuber of Schulenberg, Texas, and Royce P. Carr, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, will receive two awards in Dallas: Chuber will receive AAPG Honorary Membership and a House of Delegates Distinguished Member award, and Carr will receive both an AAPG Distinguished Service Award and HoD Honorary Membership.

For Funkhouser, noted by nominators as a "geologist's geologist," the Powers Medal caps a long career filled with superlatives.

Full biographies and citations of all award winners will be included in a future BULLETIN.

Those award winners who will be honored along with Funkhouser in Dallas are:

Honorary Membership Award

Presented to members who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments and through their service to the profession of petroleum geology and to AAPG. This year's honorees are:

Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award

Honors an individual for the outstanding application of geology to the benefit of human needs, recognizing scientific excellence.

Outstanding Explorer Award

Presented to members in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievement in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources, with an intended emphasis on recent discovery.

Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award

For distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education, both at the university level and toward education of the general public. This year's honorees are:

Special Award

For those whose area of work may not qualify for one of the existing awards, but is worthy of the Association's recognition.

Public Service Award

To recognize contributions of AAPG members to public affairs — and intended to encourage such activities.

Distinguished Service Award

To those who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG. This year's honorees are:

Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award

To honor and reward the author(s) of the best AAPG BULLETIN article published each calendar year.

Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award

To honor and reward the author/editor of the best special publication dealing with geology published by the Association.

J.C. "Cam" Sproule Memorial Award

To honor and reward the best paper published by AAPG or by an affiliated society, division or Section in 2002, by a member 35 years of age or younger.

George C. Matson Award

To honor and reward the best oral presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.

Jules Braunstein Memorial Award

To honor and reward the best poster presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.

Journalism Award

Presented for notable journalistic achievement, in any medium, which contributes to public understanding of geology, energy resources or the technology of oil and gas exploration. This year's honorees are:

Gabriel Dengo Memorial Award

To honor and reward the best paper from the AAPG international meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Ziad Beydoun Memorial Award

To honor and reward the international best poster at the AAPG international meeting in Barcelona.

House of Delegates Honorary Membership Award

The House's highest honor, presented in recognition of consistent, dedicated and exemplary service to the HoD.

House of Delegates Distinguished Member Award

Presented to honor unique or exemplary service to the House through committee work.

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