Maxey Named SCFMS Scholarship Honoree

Headshot of George MaxeyNational Park College (NPC) author, instructor and retired environmental geologist Dr. George Maxey was recently recognized as the 2022 South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS) Scholarship Honoree.

In May, Dr. Maxey presented “Lightning, Downed Power Line Form Intriguing Rock Structure in Denton, Texas,” for the Hot Springs Geology Club at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts. Maxey’s presentation focused on a lightning strike that occurred April 30, 2002, in Denton, Texas. The strike produced a vitrified (converted to glass or a glasslike substance) soil structure formed by atmospheric and human activity and possessed characteristics of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

Maxey has been a teacher for over 40 years and currently serves as an adjunct professor at NPC in Earth Science and Physical Geology. He founded the Rock, Mineral, Fossil and Meteorite Identification Laboratory at the University of North Texas, is a member of the Dallas Paleontological Society and the Arkansas Geology Club.

Maxey received his Associate of Science degree in 1984 from Navarro College, Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1987, Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1989, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences in 2007.

His years of experience and knowledge made him an outstanding candidate for the SCFMS Scholarship Honoree. As the honoree, part of his duty will be to select two graduate students working toward a doctorate or a master's degree in an Earth Science field to receive a $4,000.00 scholarship.

“I am honored to be the scholarship honoree and look forward to selecting two deserving students,” said Maxey.

The honoree and the two students will be invited to receive their scholarship at the SCFMS Convention awards banquet held in Westwego, New Orleans, Louisiana, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.