AASG Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to particularly deserving living retired or retiring State Geologists, Associates, and Honorary Members other than current officers who deserve to be recognized for the excellence of their efforts over the long term, in particular through AASG, 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.

Nominations Guidelines

Nominations in the form of a letter describing in some detail the contributions of the nominee may be submitted to the AASG Past President by the end of February each year, although the selection is primarily based on analysis by Executive and the Past President.

Selection Procedure

In March, AASG Executive will identify the recipients to be recognized that year, by assessing any nominations, and also by conferring and considering who in the AASG community is most deserving. Persons will then be asked to prepare citations, and recipients will be asked to prepare acceptances, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting, where the President will present a plaque to each recipient. Citations and acceptances will be submitted to the Journal.

Recipients
  • 2022: Jon Arthur – FL
  • 2022: Chip Groat – LA
  • 2022: Bob Marvinney – ME
  • 2022: Vicki McConnell – OR
  • 2019: Rick Allis - UT
  • 2019: Michael Hohn - WV
  • 2019: Chacko John - LA
  • 2019: Karl Muessig - NJ
  • 2019: John Parrish - CA
  • 2018: Derric L. Iles - SD
  • 2016: Eric Potter - TX
  • 2016: John Steinmetz - IN
  • 2015: James M. Robertson - WI
  • 2014: Peter A. Scholle - NM
  • 2013: Jonathan G. Price - NV
  • 2012: Donald A. Hull - OR
  • 2012: Kenneth S. Johnson - OK
  • 2011: John P. Bluemle - ND
  • 2011: Haig F. Kasabach - NJ
  • 2010: Emery T. Cleaves - MD
  • 2010: John D. Kiefer - KY
  • 2010: Ernest A. Mancini - AL
  • 2009: Tom Berg - OH
  • 2009: Jim Davis - CA
  • 2009: Walt Schmidt - FL
  • 2008: Jim Cobb
  • 2008: Bob Fakundiny
  • 2008: Larry Fellows
  • 2008: Don Haney
  • 2008: Morris Leighton
  • 2008: Jim Williams
  • 2007: William Fisher
  • 2007: Robert Jordan
  • 2007: Charles Mankin
  • 2006: Earl Bennett
  • 2006: Larry Woodfork
  • 2005: Walter Anderson
  • 2005: Steve Conrad
  • 2005: Bud Henry
  • 2004: Donald Hoskins
  • 2004: Phillip LaMoreaux
  • 2004: Jack Simon
  • 2004: Arthur Socolow
  • 2003: Allen Agnew
  • 2003: Jon Groot