For Carol Gill, Florida State opened up a world of possibilities.
“Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who went to college,” says Carol, 67, of San Antonio, Texas. “I was the first in my direct line to go.”
After completing her undergraduate education in earth sciences and geology at the University of Tulsa, Carol came to Tallahassee for her master’s degree in library science.
“FSU was a good school with good faculty, including an advisor who helped me get started on my career,” she says.
Carol became a science librarian, working for employers that included petroleum companies and universities all over the country.
Now, she and her husband, Marc, want others to have opportunities as well.
“We wanted to make sure that graduate students in our areas of interest have money to go to school,” says Marc, 70, who earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at Purdue University.
Because STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are important to them, the Gills set up annual and estate gifts to FSU that will eventually help provide scholarships for students in library studies and earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.
The couple’s generosity will also allow FSU’s libraries to have science literature available for student use, including online journals and databases, as well as assist students in attending professional conferences.
“I went to conferences when I was a student, and it was really helpful,” says Marc, who enjoyed a successful career as an environmental consultant.
“Things certainly worked out well for both of us,” Carol says.
With the Gills’ gift, no doubt things will work out well for today’s—and tomorrow’s—students, too.
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