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Shumla Promotes Intern to Staff Archaeologist
A long-standing Shumla tradition has been the promotion of our best interns to staff positions. Joining the ranks of all-star interns who have been moved up to better things is database savant Vicky Munoz.
Vicky is a recent graduate of Texas State University who majored in anthropology with a biology minor. She first encountered the Lower Pecos in 2011 as a member of Dr. Black's field school at Dead Man's Creek. Since then, her intense interest in the Lower Pecos brought her back to the region and into contact with Shumla's research team.
We're proud to announce Vicky Munoz's promotion to the position of Staff Archaeologist, and we're certain the power won't go to her head.
In her first year as an intern, Vicky quickly established herself as a highly effective problem solver, and demonstrated a remarkable penchant for work on Shumla's growing database. Vicky has led a number of major upgrades to the system, and is engrossed in adding new attribute data and upgrading the system's spatial querying ability to ArcGIS.
Shumla's staff and Board are proud to welcome Vicky Munoz as a full-time staff member! Congratulations, Vicky!
Shumla Donors Create Scholarship to Support Local Graduates
Shumla and our donor community have found another way to support the students who participate in our education programming. This year staff, Board members and donors came together to create a special scholarship to support outstanding, college-bound students from our programs. Our first Scholarship recipient is Sara Meyer, a senior from Comstock ISD.
"We're lucky to work in a county with a great donor and nonprofit community," noted Executive Director Dr. Carolyn Boyd. "Throughout Val Verde County, you have organizations like the Rock Art Foundation, the Lions Club, Rotary International, Shumla and a huge number of private donors and businesses coming together to support these great kids."
Scholarship recipient Sara Meyer poses with her teacher Dr. Phil Dering and Shumla Executive Director Dr. Carolyn Boyd at the Comstock graduation ceremony.
Shumla's staff and Board offer our most sincere thanks to the generous benefactors who give so openly to support Shumla and the community in which we work.
Shumla Wish List
Shumla's donors are on a roll, and we've been awed by their generosity in filling much-needed wishlist requests! Shumla's research team has been spoiled, and they strut around while flaunting tablets and obscure texts on Mesoamerican iconography. It's time to give administrative staff some love.
She's our bookkeeper, our human resources manager and our cordage instructor. Let's make her happy with a new version of Quickbooks.
The hardest working person in the Shumla familia, our heroic bookkeeper Brenda Norman, has been fighting the good fight with an out-dated version of Quickbooks, and it's time we gave her an upgrade. The business office is the heart, brain and conscience of any nonprofit, and we need to give Brenda better tools.