Spotlight on Carolyn Boyd
What can we say about our Founder and Research Director?
She has every right to be a little tired because well...
She got her bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Texas A&M in 1994. Four years later she graduated with a degree that takes most people seven to eight years to achieve, her PhD. In that same year, she founded an education and research organization that she has ably led through thick and thin for nearly 19 years, while writing a book, presenting at countless national and international conferences and symposiums, building and maintaining facilities, conducting field and lab work, mentoring employees and interns,
directing educational programs for children, teens, and adults, fundraising to keep the lights on and our innovative programs running, and being a loving wife, mother and friend. Whew! I'm tried just typing it.
Joking aside. Carolyn is an inspiration to us at Shumla. She is the smartest, hardest working, kindest-hearted, wisest, and best woman we know. Even though she will still be heavily involved with Shumla's research after she goes to Texas State to be an Endowed Professor in Fall 2017, we will miss seeing her every single day in Comstock. But we know It's time for her to pass on her knowledge to the students who will follow in her footstesps to become the next generation of rock art researchers. All gurus need a mountain top, San Marcos will be hers.
Thank you, Carolyn, for all you've done and all you will continue to do!
P.S. We're still working to secure the final funds needed to make the Shumla Endowed Research Professorship a reality. If you know of a foundation or individual with a love of education and scientific research in the field of archaeology/rock art and an interest in underwriting the professorship, please reach out to me, Jessica Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.