Significant gifts to funds that benefit geosciences students have been made to the AAPG Foundation.
♦ A new gift of $25,000 for the Visiting Geoscientist Program Fund has been given by Trustee Associate and Emeritus member Thomas E. Kelly Jr., of Seattle.
AAPG’s VGP program provides an opportunity for students to meet practicing geologists and to discuss geological career options. Speakers usually give a technical talk in their area of expertise as well as a presentation on career options and the best way to plan a career path.
♦ Two gifts have been made to the Foundation’s popular Digital Products Fund-University Subscription Program, which provides students and faculty at a designated university access to the entire AAPG digital collection. The gifts are:
- AAPG member Barbara Toan Meckel, Denver, provided funding to support a subscription for Bryn Mawr College.
- Trustee Associate Robert Ardell and his wife, Lee Ardell, Houston, provided funding for Austin College, Sherman, Texas.
To date, the Foundation has received over $500,000 from donors providing 42 designated university subscriptions.
In other Foundation news, another new member has been added to the Trustee Associates, bringing its total membership to 260. The new member is:
- Terry Barrett, Bill Barrett Corp., Denver.