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Newmont Mining gives $250,000 to University of Nevada, Reno’s Mackay School



University of Nevada, Reno faculty and administrators gather in front of the Mackay Statue with a $250,000 check that Newmont Mining Corporation presented to support the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which is part of the College of Science. Holding the check are Russ Fields, Director of the Mackay School, left, and Maurice Fuerstenau, Mining Engineering Professor. In back, from L-R: Bruce Mack, Assoc. VP of Development and Alumni Relations; Tommy Thompson, Geology Research Professor; Jeff Thompson, Dean of the College of Science; John Mudge, Newmont's Vice President of Environment & Social Responsibility and Marc Johnson, the University's Exec. VP and Provost. Photo by Jean Dixon/College of Science, University of Nevada, Reno.

Newmont Mining Corporation continued its support of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering with a gift of $250,000. The donation will support students, faculty, research and educational outreach.

“This investment by Newmont will further serve to increase the educational opportunities available to potential, existing and returning students in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering,” said Jeff Thompson, dean of the College of Science. “It also helps facilitate the University’s vision to create one of the finest mining and earth sciences schools in the world.”

Newmont’s latest gift supports the Arentz Student Center, allows for further recruitment and retention of Mackay students and supports Newmont Professor Maurice Fuerstenau, whose focus is on preparing undergraduate students for careers in extractive metallurgy in the minerals industry.

The gift will also support further minerals-processing engineering research relevant to issues facing the mining industry, education and research in economic geology, the Newmont Scholars and the Mackay Fund for Excellence.

Newmont Mining Corporation has generously supported the University of Nevada, Reno for the last 40 years, giving nearly $5 million to the Mackay School.

“Ongoing investments from industry partners such as Newmont Mining Corporation help ensure the financial health of the Mackay School in a time when the University is facing deep budget cuts,” said Thompson. “Newmont’s staunch support has positioned Mackay’s mining-related programs to grow and develop, which in turn helps support the needs, both human resource and research, of the mining industry.”


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