June 27, 2013
Dr. Kit Wesler was awarded the "Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor" of Geosciences. Dr. Jesse D. Jones, a Murray State Alumnus, donated $500,000 and promised another $500,000, towards the creation of endowed professorships. These endowments provide funding for faculty to conduct research, and fund travel to conferences and professional meetings.
“The primary focus of many of my previous contributions to MSU was to help students directly,” Jones said. “The professorship endowment is an opportunity to realize my long-time dream to establish a permanent, publicly visible recognition for outstanding teaching efforts and results in the college of science, engineering and technology." (from Roundabout Murray, 27 June 2013)