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Support the Geographic Science Program

There are many ways you can support the Geographic Science Program.  

  • Keep your alumni information up-to-date.
  • Spend some time with our students, sharing your work or life experiences in a class or student organization meeting.
  • Host a class visit at your workplace. 

You can also support us through tax-deductible donations to specific funds:

Geographic Science 
This fund supports a range of activities and projects in the Geographic Science program, including faculty and student scholarship, educational endeavors, and various GS-related activities.

CISE Study Abroad Scholarship
The CISE Study Abroad Scholarship was established to assist students with a declared major in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering who plan to participate in a Study Abroad Program.

Kari Zehner Memorial Endowment in Geographic Science
This endowment was established in the memory of Kari R. Zehner, a Meritorious Civilian Service Award recipient and geographer for the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity at Marine Corps Base Quantico, as well as a graduate of JMU ('92). A competitive-based award from the endowment is given to a Geographic Science major who has completed at least 30 credit hours and is returning for the following academic year.

Frederick M. Garst Memorial Fund
This endowment was established in memory of Fred Garst to support student research. Fred, a JMU alum, taught in the Geographic Science Program since 2002. He was a leader in GIS and remote sensing with the Harrisonburg field office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Fred opened many doors for our students and created a strong sense of community wherever he worked. 

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