Baylor Professor and Long-Time Member of SEPM is Awarded Special Honor

June 2, 2014
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WACO, Texas (June 2, 2014) — Due to his impressive and extensive track with the Society for Sedimentary Geology, Steven Driese, Ph.D. geology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate Program Director, was awarded with an Honorary Membership. This award requires nomination for consideration and is based on years of service and professional achievements.

Since his graduate membership began with SEPM in 1976, Driese has made significant strides both within the society and in the field of geology. He continued his involvement after completing his education and became a professional member – from there serving in officer positions and assisting the society’s publications.

“Honorary membership recognizes sustained significant contribution as well as advancement of geological sciences,” Driese said. “I was quite surprised to be honest. Usually this honor is awarded to those nearing the end of their career in the field. I feel that I still have about 10 more years of service to contribute.”

His accomplishments include aiding research groups and becoming the president of the mid-continent section of the society. He also served as secretary and treasurer for the society, associate editor of both the Society’s scientific journals and the Society’s president for one term.

Driese will officially accept the award during the annual meeting of the Society in Denver in June 2015.

SEPM is an international non-profit society comprised of professional geologists. The Society’s website describes SEPM as an organization that “supports the science and its members in their professional objectives by publication of two major scientific journals, in addition to producing research conferences, short courses, and Special Publications.”

by Rebecca Flannery, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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