John Wold: ‘The minerals caught my eye’

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Christina Schmidt - Casper Journal

The Casper Journal recently profiled longtime benefactor John S. Wold '38, a geologist and former U.S. Congressman from Casper, Wyo. Last spring, the College dedicated the Peter Irving Wold Center, a $22 million, three-story, 35,000-square-foot research and education facility.

The Center features state-of-the-art laboratories, electronic classrooms, an advanced computing lab, study spaces and faculty offices. The Center was made possible in large part due to a lead gift from John S. Wold ’38 and his wife, Jane. The Wolds have directed more than $14 million of their original $20 million You are Union Campaign commitment to be a catalyst for the project, which is named after John Wold’s father, Peter, who chaired Union’s Physics Department from 1920 to 1945.