"The Geology Department at William & Mary began in 1961 under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Bick. Three other faculty members joined the department: Dr. Bruce Goodwin in 1963, Dr. Stephen Clement in 1964, and Dr. Gerald Johnson in 1965. These four are affectionately referred to as the founders of the department. Their leadership and vision established the basic geology curriculum. Their dedication to students and to each other nurtured a close community of mutual respect that continues today.
"The department has resided in three different buildings on campus: in the basement of Bryan Complex from 1961-1974, in Small Hall from 1974-1995, and in Tercentenary Hall from 1995-present. Tercentenary Hall’s name was changed in September 1997 to McGlothlin-Street Hall." 
- Department of Geology webpage, http://www.wm.edu/as/geology/about/history/index.php, accessed 19 February 2009.
- "W&M Will Offer Course in Geology to Begin Next Year, The Flat Hat, 19 May 1961.
- "Board Initiates Two Departments," The Flat Hat, 16 November 1962.
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