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AGI to Award Ian Campbell Medal to Robert R. Jordan

ALEXANDRIA, VA. The American Geological Institute (AGI) will present its most presti gious award, the Ian Campbell Medal to Robert R. Jordan during its reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 29, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), an affiliated member society of the Institute. The reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the Mattie Silks Room of the Marriott City Center in Denver.

"In his nearly four decades at Delaware, Bob Jordan has ... developed an effective and scientifically respected state geological survey," says William L. Fisher, former director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. "He has brought to teaching those indispensable qualities of intellect, dedication, and inspiration. His indefatigable work for several of our national geological societies is as distinguished as it is pervasive." Fisher will present a citation honoring Jorda n at the awards ceremony.

Jordan represents the state of Delaware to several federal agencies, including the Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee of the Department of the Interior, which he chaired in 1992 and 1993. He sits on three-dozen boards, commissions, and committees for local, state, and federal agencies and national scientific and professional organizations.

Jordan is past president of the Association of American State Geologists, a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and an Honorary Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). From AAPG he received the Distinguished Service Aw ard and the George V. Cohee Public Service Award. He has twice been chairman of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature and has served as president of the Delaware Academy of Science.

The AGI Medal in memory of Ian Campbell is awarded to a person who exemplifies the accomplishments and widespread influence of this remarkable geoscientist. Campbell's career touched virtually every facet of the earth-science profession. "Bob Jordan, w hom we honor, has much in common with Ian Campbell," adds Fisher. "The character and career of both men show a keen dedication to geology as a science and profession. Both reveal men fiercely loyal to the integrity of geology."

The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 29 geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 80,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. In addition, 115 colleges and universities are AGI Acade mic Associates and about 20 private companies are AGI Corporate Members. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience educatio n, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in mankind's use of resources and interaction with the environment.


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