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Widow of UT geology professor, Jimmy Walls, make major gift to UT

Widow of UT geology professor, Jimmy Walls, make major gift to UT

Nancy Walls, widow of UT geology Professor, Jimmy Walls, has made another major gift to UT. It will be used to support student and faculty activities and is in memory of Jimmy’s 47 years as a faculty member in geology. The gift will be recognized by the naming of both of the large lecture halls (150 seat & 250 seat) in Strong Hall after Jimmy and Nancy. Andrew Sheehy (CAS Development) and Larry McKay (EPS department head) took Nancy for lunch recently to celebrate and receive the check. At the restaurant, she was greeted by owner, Mike Conner, who hadn’t seen Nancy in years but immediately recognized her and told us about how much he enjoyed Jimmy’s course when he was an undergrad in 1969. They then visited UT, so Nancy could see the old Walls Hall in the EPS building one last time. She received an ovation from the Geology 103 students when Larry explained who she was, then Andrew took her to see our new building.

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