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AGI to Induct Edward C. Roy Jr. as 1997 President

Executive Committee to be Sworn In

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The American Geological Institute (AGI) will induct Edward C. Roy Jr. as president for 1997 during its reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), an affiliated mem ber society of the Institute. The reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Mattie Silks Room of the Marriott City Center in Denver. Roy will begin a one-year term of office.

The 1997 Executive Committee that Roy will lead includes President-Elect Susan M. Landon, Thomasson Partner Associates, Inc., Denver; Secretary M. Charles Gilbert, School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Treasurer Donald A. Hull , Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Portland; Member-at-Large Russell G. Slayback, Leggette, Brashears & Graham Inc., Trumbull, Conn.; Member-at-Large Steven M. Stanley, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Ba ltimore; Past President Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and AGI Foundation Chairman Thomas M. Hamilton, Pennzoil Company, Houston. AGI Exec utive Director Marcus E. Milling serves ex officio on the Executive Committee.

Roy is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His research interests are paleontology, paleoecology, biostratigraphy, and sedimentology. His publications are devoted to the paleoecology a nd sedimentology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks.

He holds memberships in several professional societies, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), and the Paleontological Society all members of AGI as well as the South Texas Geological Soci ety. Roy is also a member of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering of the National Research Council.

Roy received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Ohio State University in 1961 and 1964, respectively. Following graduation, he worked for the Shell Oil Company on the Gulf Coast until 1966, when he became an assistant professor of geology at Trin ity University.

Honors and awards include Outstanding Professor (Trinity University, 1967), the Best Paper Award and A.I. Leversen Award (Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 1981), and the Distinguished Service Award (American Association of Petroleum Geolog ists, 1990). He is an Honorary Member of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (1983), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1993), and South Texas Geological Society (1995).

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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