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Giving to USU Geology

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Make a Gift, Make a Difference

The Summit Initiative is a three year effort to significantly increase the total value of the department’s endowment, specifically to improve student access, fund student enrichment, and develop resources for faculty teaching and research.

Student Enrichment

Dr. Carol Dehler with student in a Geology laboratory

Goal: Provide attractive scholarships, tuition support, and health insurance to students, including for field camp and Thesis research

Student Access

Alum Adam Short in the field

Goal: Encourage greater student diversity in our programs and support first-generation students

Teaching and Research

Dr. Susanne Janecke in Cache Valley trench

Goal: Provide faculty with resources to train students using current equipment and approaches

Our Summit Advancement Council

  • Stephanie Carney (MS, 2002)
  • Angela Isaacs (BS, 2003 & MS, 2006)
  • Al Jones (BS, 1989 & MS, 1996)
  • Craig Nelson (BS, 1982 & MS, 1986)
  • Jill Pachell (MS, 2001)
  • Dave Richey (BS, 2011 & MS, 2013)
  • Steve Schulz (MS, 1997)


Dr. Jim Evans

The Department of Geology at Utah State University has a number of scholarships that directly support undergraduate and graduate students. All of your gifts are extremely valuable for advancing our mission. For further information on giving to the department, please contact:

Jim Evans, Department of Geology
james.evans@usu.edu (435) 797-1267