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We sure would like to hear from you, personal news as well as professional opinions. Send us a paragraph or two letting us know what you are up to.

Would you like us to let everyone know your address? Do you know any alumni who are not on our mailing list but would like to be?

Email Tracy Tiedemann or Paul Umhoefer to send your updates: 

Get a sense of where NAU geology is going from our newsletter and by looking at our faculty web pages.

Financial contributions

Due to budget shortfalls in most states, state supported institutions of higher learning are becoming increasingly dependent on donor support. If you give a gift to one of the funds listed below, all of it will go to support the NAU Geology Program.

To make a donation online, please click here.  Under "Area to Support", please choose:  Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences, College of, then under "Fund" choose the foundation account you would like to contribute to!

To make a donation by mail, write the check out to the NAU Foundation and indicate the specific fund in the memo section on the check.

Send it to: 

NAU Foundation
Box 4094
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011.

Or, you may contribute with your credit card (Mastercard or VISA) by calling 928-523-6755 weekdays from 8-5 MST.

You may work for a company that will match your gift. Many other kinds of gifts are also possible, including scholarships named as you wish, real estate, securities, bequeaths, and planned giving. If these options interest you, please contact:

Tracy Tiedemann at 928-523-4561 or


Friday Lunch Clubbe- Supports graduate student research projects. Funding decisions are made by a committee of alumni following evaluation of rigorous proposals submitted by graduate students. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4547.

Geology Fund - Discretionary money for the Geology department. Can be spent on whatever we need, including research and teaching equipment, salaries for students, professional travel, etc. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4109.

McCulloch Fund - Accrued interest goes to benefit geology student research on some aspect of the Grand Canyon or Colorado River. Fund 1334.

Stan Beus Faculty Award - Money in the fund provides recognition for faculty excellence. The money goes to support one or more students in research projects being supervised by the awardee. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4749.

Prize for Outstanding Women in Geology - Money in the fund provides recognition to one or more senior undergraduate women in Geology. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4843.

Geology Scholarships - Provides scholarships to geology students as decided by the Geology department. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4110.

Southwest Stratigraphic Research Fund - Supports student research on problems related to stratigraphy. All money in the fund can be spent. Fund 4817.

Cree Family Scholarship - Accrued interest goes to benefit an outstanding geology major in his or her junior or senior year. Fund 1322.

Student Field Experience Fund - Supports seniors and graduate students for Advance Field class and field trips outside the southwest. Fund 5340.

Geology Field Experience - Established to ensure that quality fieldwork opportunities are available to students within the Geology Program in an effort to inspire future geologists.  Supports domestic field experiences for students in the Geology Program.   Fund 1734.

Friday Lunch Clubbe

The Friday Lunch Clubbe is an organization of ex-NAU Geology grad students. Our mission is to support current graduate students in the department. We do this primarily by sponsoring a yearly grant program to provide financial assistance to current graduate students for their summer field research and occasionally offering financial assistance for field trips, and yearly social events.