RMS-AAPG Distinguished Service Award

About the Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to RMS-AAPG, with emphasis on long-term and at the same time, meaningful service to the Association.

Previous Winners


Dr. Steven Schamel (GEOX Consulting, Inc.) epitomizes what service is all about. He is presently ending his term as chair of the AAPG's Sections Committee where he instituted a communication system which has led to better collaboration between and improvement of the domestic sections within AAPG, including the Rocky Mountain Section. He also chairs the Energy Minerals Division's Oil Sands Committee. Previously, Dr. Schamel has served the Rocky Mountain Section and the profession in numerous capacities including President of the RMS-AAPG in 2006 - 2007. In addition to his contributions to the AAPG and to the Section, he was President of the Utah Geological Association from 2010 - 2011 and Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Salt Lake Petroleum Section from 2001 - 2002. As history shows, no matter the entity Dr. Schamel serves, he always strives to form a collaboration of stakeholders with an eye to increase the value of the association to its members.

Sue Cluff presents award to Steve Shamel.


Dr. Edward D. Dolly for his dedication to all of the members from all of the affiliated societies within the Section while serving as an officer and then RMS Advisory Council Representative to the AAPG.
Dr. Edward D. Dolly presented by RMS-AAPG President Elmo Brown.


Louis C. Bortz – long time RMS-AAPG member and Secretary/Treasurer of the RMS-AAPG Foundation
2013 Award - Louis C. Bortz presented by RMSAAPG President Michael Vandenberg

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