Stephen Holditch, SPE, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas A&M University. Holditch, who served as president of SPE in 2002, is former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and former director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. In 1977, he founded petroleum engineering firm S.A. Holditch and Associates. He has been honored as a member of the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates and as an Outstanding Alumnus of the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Holditch was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 1995 and has been honored with most of SPE’s top technical honors, including Honorary membership and Distinguished Membership. Holditch earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.