In our fast–paced world, the presence of a knowledgeable and caring staff member is an extraordinary departmental resource. Mary Iverson has taken the time and made the extra effort to solve complex problems related to the course enrollment and financial support of our graduate students for nearly 50 years. Her reassuring demeanor and unpretentious manner provided a sense of well–being and comfort to any student experiencing a crisis.
In 2014, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University celebrated Mary Iverson’s extraordinary impact on the department by establishing the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship to support graduate fellowships for students who are pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and need an additional semester of support to finish writing their thesis or dissertation.