James K. Bass has been selected to receive a Bears of Excellence Award, created in 2016 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Missouri State University Alumni Association’s awards program. It recognizes uniquely accomplished alumni from diverse academic, professional and personal backgrounds.
Bass, a 1980 geology graduate, is the founder, president and CEO of Sheridan Production Company, LLC. He has had a 36-year career in the oil and gas industry and is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association Board, Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, Council of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, and the Australian Mines and Metals Association.
The Jim K. Bass Field Studies Scholarship awards two scholarships annually with a value of at least $2,000 each. Awards are given to undergraduate students majoring in Geology that will be enrolled in a required Field Studies Course. This scholarship was awarded to two students in 2015. Geography, Geology and Planning is very fortunate to have the support of Jim Bass.
The Missouri State University Alumni Association presents awards of recognition each year, and will be honoring Bass and other alumni and former staff for their outstanding accomplishments at the 60th Anniversary Bears of Distinction Dinner and Awards Ceremony on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Plaster Student Union. This event is open to the public and guests may purchase tickets online.