Dr. Alvis Lisenbee Legacy Fundraiser
November 15, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmJoin us at The Journey Museum and Learning Center on Friday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Alvis Lisenbee in observance of the one-year anniversary of his death.
Alvis was an avid geologist and lifelong educator who taught structural geology at SDSM&T for 46 years. At this tribute event, we will give away artifacts of his work and career, including rocks, minerals, maps, and geology publications.
A short presentation will be given by his friends and colleagues, Dr. Colin Paterson of the South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology and Dr. Mark Fahrenbach of the South Dakota Geological Survey.
Freewill donations will also be requested in Alvis’s memory. These will fund the creation of a topographical map of the Black Hills for the geology section of The Journey Museum and Learning Center and an interactive teaching exhibit in field geology.
Alvis began teaching at SDSM&T in 1972 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from the University of New Mexico and his Ph.D. from Penn State University. After “retiring” in 2005 as an emeritus professor, he continued teaching field courses around the world.
Alvis’s passion was learning and teaching. He taught community classes in geology at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, where he also represented SDSM&T as a partner on the Exhibits Committee. He was a founding member of the Darton Geological Society and gave numerous presentations on Black Hills geology for groups such as Road Scholars.
To read his full obituary, click here.
This event is hosted by The Journey Museum and Learning Center as well as Alvis’s life partner, Kathleen Christopherson.