The Wallace C. Johnson Endowed Geological Sciences Support Fund has been established to honor University of Alabama supporter Wallace C. Johnson. Family and friends of Johnson have contributed $11,470, including matching gifts, to create the fund. The fund will provide awards to promising students enrolled full-time in the Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Priority will be given to the funding of field-based learning and research by undergraduate students. It will also support geological field courses and independent research studies.
Johnson was born in 1927 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He moved to Tuscaloosa as a young man and graduated from Holt High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent much of his life serving the community through his work with the Methodist Youth Fellowship Program of Alberta United Methodist Church. Although he did not attend The University of Alabama, Johnson was instrumental in supporting many University of Alabama students through mentorship, spiritual guidance and financial assistance for over 50 years.