At the regular meeting of the Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society in September a check for $500.00 was presented to Dr Mary Dowse, Professor of Geology at Western New Mexico University. The recent Gem& Mineral Show at the Business & Conference Center is held each year to raise funds to provide scholarships for Geology Students at WNMU and other educational projects in Silver City and New Mexico. The Rolling Stones are committed to helping students, faculty and the general public learn more about geology and the earth sciences.
Dr. Dowse stated after she was presented with the check by Marcia Fisch, Rolling Stones Treasurer, "The recent donation from the Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society will help to defray some of the extra costs of field trips for students. This fall's donation will cover some of the costs of a joint trip with faculty and students from the School of Education. The goal is to strengthen future teachers knowledge and interest in geology and encourage them to consider including activities related to geology when they begin teaching. I am deeply grateful for the continuing support of the Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society for students in the Geology Program at WNMU."
|Club Treasurer Marcia Fisch presents check to Dr. Dowse|