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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 25, 2013

Johnson elected to VP role in earth sciences honor society

Dr. Aaron Johnson

Dr. Aaron Johnson

Dr. Aaron Johnson, associate professor of geology, was elected national vice president for the central province of Sigma Gamma Epsilon during the organization’s national convention recently.

In March, 2015, the society will celebrate its 100th anniversary and national convention, hosted by the Alpha chapter at the University of Kansas. As vice president for the central region, Johnson will work closely with the society’s national leaders.

“My election to this office is a high honor and a testament to the support and encouragement I receive from Northwest, my colleagues in natural sciences, my faculty collaborators in geology and our students, who continue to make our geology and earth science programs more successful every day,” Johnson said. 

Johnson, who joined the Northwest faculty in 2007, serves as the advisor of the University’s Epsilon Theta chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon. In addition to teaching courses related to earth sciences and geology, his academic interests include geochemistry and mineralization.

Founded in 1915, Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the national honorary society for the earth sciences. The society is designed to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the earth sciences, support the professional advancement of its members, and extend relations among colleges and universities devoted to the advancement of the earth sciences. The central province represents the society’s chapters in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota and the Dakotas.

For more information about Sigma Gamma Epsilon, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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