Sunday, June 23, 2013

AASG presents Annual Meeting awards

At the Association of American State Geologists' annual meeting this month in Deadwood, South Dakota, awards were presented for distinguished service to the association, and to key, longstanding partners in federal agencies that cooperate closely with AASG.

The AASG Distinguished Service Award is presented to particularly deserving living retired or retiring AASG people who deserve to be recognized for the excellence of their efforts over the long term, and their pride in advancing our science and its application, in improving the work of State Geological Surveys, in improving dissemination of the knowledge we produce, in achieving effective coordination with partner agencies, and in promoting camaraderie among the membership of AASG.

This year's winner of the AASG Distinguished Service Award is Jon Price, retired Nevada State Geologist. A small few examples of Jon's tremendous achievements so far, mentioned by citationist and Nevada State Geologist Jim Faulds, are Jon's work at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, and his service as Nevada State Geologist for 24 years from 1988 to 2012. Jon fulfilled many prominent within AASG, and he has or is now filling major roles for organizations such as GSA, AIPG, and SEG. He has received many high honors, such as the AGI Campbell Medal, and this year's AIPG Parker Medal. Congratulations to Jon.

Also recognized were longstanding AASG partners -Peter Lyttle of USGS, George Dellagiarino of MMS/BOEM, and Bruce Heise of NPS. Thanks are again expressed to these great Friends of AASG!

Submitted by Harvey Thorleifson, State Geologist of Minnesota, and outgoing AASG President]

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