The Geoscience Alumni Advisory Board, formed in 1987, is composed of department alumni who assemble once a year to advise the Department on current trends in geology, employment opportunities (in a general sense), curriculum, etc.  They also serve to keep alumni in touch with the department, locate surplus equipment and help raise funds.  Most of the student field research funds, student travel funds (to attend regional, national and international meetings) and outside speaker funds came from this source.  They also are effective in interacting with the administration on our behalf.