2014 Alumni Award - John Shelton

Posted on 08.23.2015

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award went to John W. Shelton who has had a stellar 60+ year career in the Oil Industry, Academia and Service to the community. On November 6th, 2014, John gave a talk to the Geology Dept. summarizing the important discoveries and changes during his career. He was presented the Award by Tom Johnson, Head of the Department of Geology for his contibutions in all three areas.

In 2011, AAPG awarded Shelton its Sidney PowersAward citing his many years of service to both the Oil industry, Academia and leading the digital revolution at the AAPG itself. A laudatory article in the AAPG Explorer summarizes the reasons for his award. The Department of Geology is proud to have John Shelton as its 2014 Distinuighed Alum.

John Shelton presenting his alumni award.
Shown are Joan Crockett, (ISGS and AAPG associate of John), Doris Shelton (Wife of 62 years), John and Department Head, Tom Johnson.