We are sad to report the passing of Mr. Tom Joiner, distinguished alumnus, former Alabama State Geologist, businessman, and philanthropist. He was a long-time supporter of the University and Department of Geological Sciences, and has been inducted into our Founders and Donors Walls of Distinction. He was a founding member of the Geological Sciences Advisory Board (GSAB), which has supported hundreds of student scholarships over the years. The GSAB recognized Mr. Joiner’s leadership by endowing a scholarship in his name. You can read more about his extraordinary life in this Tuscaloosa News article. He will be sorely missed.