Endowment to Provide for University's Geosciences Program

Endowment to Provide for University's Geosciences Program

Midwestern State University's College of Science and Mathematics has received a substantial gift in honor of the late David Kimbell Sr. The endowment established by the Kimbell family will provide scholarships, equipment, and curriculum development for the Bachelor of Science degree program in geosciences.

The MSU Board of Regents approved the naming of the Kimbell School of Geosciences in recognition of the family's contribution at its quarterly meeting. David Kimbell Sr. was a practicing geologist in the Mid Continent Region from 1952 until his death in 2013.

"We are happy to invest in the future of Midwestern State University, as we all value the presence and prestige of the university," said Peggy Kimbell. "We are proud to be a part of Midwestern State University."

Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell, along with their children, have been ardent supporters of the university through the years. Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell served as co-chairs of the President's Excellence Circle from 2006-2010, and have participated in many university organizations including the Mustangs Athletic Club, the Alumni Association, and the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights.

"As the demand for geologists increases, we are pleased that Peggy and her sons have chosen to provide for this field of study," said MSU President Jesse W. Rogers. "The Kimbells value the importance of providing opportunities and experiences that will give our students an advantage in the field of geosciences."