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The John Emery Adams Distinguished Service Award may be given annually for distinguished service to the Southwest Section AAPG and to the profession of petroleum geology.

A. Restrictions: The recipients need not be members of the AAPG. They will normally reside in the Southwest Section area, but retired or transferred members may also be considered. Candidates must be living at the time of selection.

B. Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates: The primary consideration shall be service to and leadership of the Southwest Section AAPG. Other professional service and leadership representing petroleum geologists of the Southwest Section area shall also be considered.

C. Description of Award: The recipient shall be presented an appropriate award in the form of a certificate, or other device, recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.


Past Recipients

2014 – Midland
Charlotte Klenk - Dallas
2013 – Fredericksburg
Jeffrey A. Jones – Albany
2012 – Fort Worth
William C. “Bill” Stephens – Wichita Falls/Dallas
2011 – Ruidoso
Ron Shaw – Abilene
2010 – Dallas
No Recipient
2009 – Midland
Craig Reynolds – Wichita Falls
2008 – Abilene
Valary Schultz – Dallas
2007 – Wichita Falls
Dexter L. Harmon – Midland
2006 – Midland
J. Michael Party – Midland
2005 – Fredericksburg
Richard Green – Dallas
2004 – El Paso
Brenda K. Cunningham – Midland
2003 – Fort Worth
Jack Frizzell – Abilene
2002 – Roswell
Dr. Richard Bloomer – Abilene
2001 – Dallas
Gerald E. Harrington – Roswell
2000 – Midland
William “Bill” Watson – Midland
1999 – Abilene
Bruce Swartz – San Angelo
1998 – Wichita Falls
Gary Henry – Wichita Falls
1997 – San Angelo
Ben F. Huffacker, Jr. – Midland
1996 – El Paso
Ron Johnson – Midland
1995 – Dallas
Bill Hailey – Abilene
1994 – Roswell
Edward David – Roswell
1993 – Fort Worth
William N. Tindel – Abilene
1992 – Midland
Charles F. Dodge – Dallas
1991 – Abilene
Harry A. Miller – Midland
1990 – Wichita Falls
Robert D. Gunn – Wichita Falls
1989 – San Angelo
Frank B. Conselman – Lubbock
1988 – El Paso
Clayton S. Vader – Fort Worth
1986 – Roswell
Edward L. Hazelwood – Dallas
1985 – Fort Worth
Hugh M. Looney – Midland
1985 – Fort Worth
Hugh N. Frenzel – Midland