LaMoreaux Lectureship

The Division is delighted to announce the establishment of the LaMoreaux International Lectureship Fund in 2016. The fund is named for its benefactors, Drs. Philip and Bunnie LaMoreaux. Many remember Philip as a founding member of the GSA Hydrogeology Division and President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). As a very active member of the hydrogeology community, he was recognized by multiple national and international awards including the Hydrogeology Division’s George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award and election to the National Academy of Engineers in 1989. In addition to Phil’s international work, Phil and Bunnie were well-known for their global travel and relationships. Many of Bunnie’s contacts were made through her development of the International Relations Program for the University of Alabama and establishment of the Rotary International House. In honor of those interests, the purpose of the LaMoreaux Fund is to work in parallel with the John M. Birdsall Fund and the Shirley J. Dreiss Memorial Fund in funding a portion of the expenses for the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer Series in presenting lectures outside North America. These international lectures will be called the LaMoreaux Lectures. We thank the LaMoreaux family, particularly Hydrogeology Division member Jim LaMoreaux (new Chair of the IAH US National Chapter), son of Phil and Bunnie, whose work to direct this very generous gift toward the Hydrogeology Division and this lecture series is greatly appreciated.