Edward C. Roy Jr. to receive Ian Campbell award

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The American Geological Institute (AGI) will present its most prestigious award, the Ian Campbell Medal, to Edward C. Roy Jr., distinguished professor of geology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and an advocate for Earth science education. The award will be presented during the Geological Society of America's Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, November 2, 2003.

Roy is the Gertrude and Walter Pyron Distinguished Professor of Geology at Trinity University, where he has held both academic and administrative positions, including Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of the Division of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering; and Chair of the Department of Geology; during a career spanning more than 35 years. Throughout this time, Roy has focused his efforts on strengthening the science and engineering disciplines offered at this small liberal arts institution. Under his leadership, he has overseen major campaigns to build or renovate facilities housing the chemistry, engineering, and geology departments. Roy began his career as a micropaleontolgist for Shell Oil Company. He earned a B.S. degree in geology, and his Ph.D. in geology from The Ohio State University.

"Ed has been an educator of people at many levels for his entire career, and he continues to lead by example in his efforts to advance science education in Texas and the nation," says his citationist, Scott W. Tinker, Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology and one of Roy's former students. With boundless enthusiasm and dedication, Roy has contributed significant time and energy to teaching and mentoring young people and assisting community and professional organizations. He has served as a member of numerous committees of prominent science organizations at the local, state, and national levels, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Research Council, and the American Asso

Contact: Perle M. Dorr
American Geological Institute

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