We encourage our alumni to help the department by asking you to consider donations for two urgent needs. The first is that graduate research is costly, and traditional avenues of support for student research are becoming even more competitive. We have set up a new fund that will be used specifically to fund student research, and we are calling it the “Graduate Student Research Grant Fund.” Our goal is to raise $2500 for each of our ten graduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year. We welcome full or partial funding, perhaps $50, $100, $250, or $500. Direct donations to the Graduate Student Research Grant Fund online or in the memo line of check (see below).
Another urgent need is our aging fleet of Suburbans. The 1982 was put to pasture a few years ago, and now our ‘96 and ‘99 Burbs both have >160,000 miles on them and the repair costs are starting to add up. As you likely know, these vehicles are essential for field trips, field conferences, and student field research. They are getting even more mileage on them now that we have instituted a mandatory field trip for all of the 111G Intro Geology classes. A new field vehicle will cost approximately $50,000 and we have already raised $11,000 towards this goal. Please consider helping us! Donations for this need should be directed to the Geology Field Teaching/Research Fund (#102194).
You have two options for your tax-deductable donation. The first is online donations through the NMSU Foundation. Click on "Tell us how you want your gift applied" and fill in Department of Geological Sciences, followed by either the Gift Fund (#102190), which provides the most flexibility, or to the General Student Scholarship Fund (#102714), or to a specific scholarship fund listed below.
If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to "NMSU Foundation" and include the fund number or name in the memo line. Mail to:
NMSU Foundation, Inc.
1305 N. Horseshoe Drive
Dove Hall, Room 212 P.O. Box 3590
Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590
For questions, call the Department at 575-646-2708, or the Foundation at 575-646-1613 or 800-342-6678
Other Geological Sciences Funds:
Colloquium Fund (#102192), this provides funding to bring in speakers from other schools for our weekly colloquium.
Clemons Field Scholarship: Established by Dr. Russell and Mrs. Frankie Clemons for graduate geology students involved in field mapping theses.
John Kalesky Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in honor of John Kalesky who received his M.S. degree from our department in 1988, and died shortly thereafter. Funds from this scholarship are awarded to graduate students based on financial need and academic merit.
Keizer Memorial Scholarship
Seager Fund For Field-Based Research
Your donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.
For more information contact:
Department of Geological Sciences/MSC 3AB
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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