Last night, the Arizona Geological Society awarded Walter E. Heinrichs Jr. with Honorary Life Membership, the highest honor the AGS bestows.
Walt was one of the founding members of AGS, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. He's been a leader in the professional community, the mining industry, and science education efforts. Phil Matthews (right), who started his career working for Walt in Heinrichs GeoExploration, gave the citation, which will be published on the AGS website.
I had the privilege, as AGS President, of giving Walt the certificate acknowledging the award.