Geology majors established a University of Alabama chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). This is the first chapter in the state of Alabama, and will be a valuable way students can bridge their experiences as geology majors to careers in professional geology. AIPG is the largest organization promoting geology as a profession nationwide, and certifies members as professional geologists. Alabama alumnus, GSAB member, and Certified Professional Geologist Caryl Orr sponsored the chapter, and its founding leaders are President: Chris Barnes, Vice President: Joel Sobrado, Secretary: Sam Berges, Treasurer: Jack Mulcahy.