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Gwen Grigsby (far left) and Bill Powers address the Bureau staff Bureau of Economic Geology leaders, researchers, and staff packed an auditorium at its headquarters on September 18 to welcome and recognize former University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers and UT’s associate vice president for governmental relations Gwen Grigsby for their extraordinary efforts to garner vital financial support for Bureau activities. Former President Powers facilitated a $7.5 million investment by The University in the Bureau’s laboratory renovation project shortly before leaving office and was an undying advocate with numerous members of the Texas Legislature to secure $4.47 million in State funding for its TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program. Associate Vice President Grigsby worked diligently for many months with countless legislators and staffers to shepherd the legislation that funded TexNet to final authorization. The standing-room-only crowd expressed their deep appreciation to the Bureau’s esteemed guests as each was presented with a personalized print of a computer image of the State Capitol and the UT-Austin campus generated from an aerial survey by the Bureau’s lidar equipment. The ceremony for Bill Powers and Gwen Grigsby closed with a thunderous standing ovation.
Gwen Grigsby(left), Bill Powers, and BEG Director Scott Tinker in a show of UT solidarity
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