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2014

Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society creates Trustee Matching Scholarship
December 18, 2014
The Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society has provided a $50,000 gift to create a scholarship endowment that will support students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences who have demonstrated financial need.
Student ingenuity leads to program support endowment in food science
November 11, 2014
The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it.
Anonymous $1M gift creates food science fund in honor of professor emeritus
November 6, 2014
Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity. The donation will establish the Philip G. Keeney Food Science Department Head Excellence Fund.
Alumna's bequest targets scholarships and THON for support
October 28, 2014
Students in two Penn State colleges and children fighting pediatric cancer stand to benefit from the generosity of alumna Cheryl Smith Hay, of Barrington, New Hampshire, who has pledged part of her future estate to support scholarships and the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
New scholarship memorializes agricultural educator and alumnus
October 17, 2014
Much of LeRoy Smeltz's life centered on the field of agricultural education, so it is fitting that a scholarship in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now bears his name, according to the family members who established it.
Mortensen Trustee Scholarship promotes experiential learning
October 2, 2014
As a Penn State faculty member and administrator, James Mortensen was a firm believer in experiential learning. Now, he and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a new scholarship for students with financial need in the College of Agricultural Sciences that reflects that belief.
New Trustee Scholarship to support first-year Ag Sciences students
September 29, 2014
With a gift of $50,000, Penn State alumnus Dan Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have endowed the Barbara U. and Daniel J. Eichenlaub Trustee Scholarship, which will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need. First preference for funds will go to incoming first-year students.
Immunology and infectious disease students receive scholarship support
September 9, 2014
Retired long-time faculty member and department head in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences C. Channa Reddy and his wife, Usharani, have given $50,000 to create the C. Channa and Usharani C. Reddy Trustee Scholarship. The scholarship will help students in the college who have demonstrated financial need, with first preference given to immunology and infectious disease majors.
Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship
August 25, 2014
Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.
Memorial scholarship assists Ag Sciences students with college costs
June 4, 2014
Bradford County dairy farmer Robert E. Macafee encouraged his children to attend college, and all three were able to graduate from Penn State. Now other students may have that same opportunity, thanks in part to the generosity of Macafee's family.
Gift of $100K to support collaboration between Penn State and Ukraine
May 27, 2014
Penn State programs that foster collaboration between the College of Agricultural Sciences and agricultural universities in Ukraine will get a boost as the result of a gift from a local family. George and Nina Woskob, of State College, Pennsylvania, have pledged $100,000 to support the Woskob Ukraine New Century Fund, an endowment established by George Woskob's parents, real estate developers Helen and Alex Woskob.
Hamer Foundation provides support for Center for Private Forests
May 13, 2014
A Penn State center that helps ensure sound stewardship of privately owned forestland in Pennsylvania will enhance its programming, thanks to a gift from a foundation created by a Penn State alumnus and benefactor. The Hamer Foundation, founded by Donald Hamer, of Bellefonte, has committed $500,000 over five years to support the Center for Private Forests housed in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Nationwide Insurance creates professorship in College of Ag Sciences
May 13, 2014
Nationwide Insurance has given Penn State a $1 million gift to create and endow the Nationwide Insurance Professorship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Funds from the endowment will provide the professorship holder, the Nationwide Insurance Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, with resources to expand research, teaching or outreach efforts and best safety practices.
Toxicology students to receive assistance from new scholarship
May 5, 2014
A Penn State alumnus has established a new scholarship that will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need. Kenton Rexford, of Pittsburgh, provided a $50,000 gift to create the Camille DeClementi Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will go to students majoring in Toxicology.
Scholarship honors a best friend, supports engineering and ag sciences students
April 21, 2014
To honor a best friend and give back to his alma mater, a Penn State alumnus has established a scholarship for students in the colleges of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.
Pork Producers Council creates scholarship for animal science students
April 14, 2014
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council has established a new scholarship endowment that will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. The council made a $50,000 gift to establish the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council Founders Trustee Scholarship with first preference going to students majoring in animal science.
Saunders/Walker Trustee Scholarship benefits Ag Sciences students
April 4, 2014
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his partner will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Mark Saunders and Lynn Walker, of Shelburne, Vt., provided a $50,000 gift to establish the H. Mark Saunders and Lynn M. Walker Trustee Scholarship.
Alumni society creates scholarship for Ag Sciences students
March 17, 2014
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by the college's alumni society. With a $100,000 gift, the group created the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship.
New Trustee Matching Scholarship to benefit Animal Science majors
March 10, 2014
Penn State students majoring in Animal Science will receive first preference for a new scholarship endowed by an alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Duane Norman, of Fulton, Md., created the H. Duane and Roslyn W. Norman Trustee Scholarship to support undergraduates in the college who have demonstrated financial need.
Agricultural honorary fraternity creates Trustee Matching Scholarship
March 4, 2014
The Penn State chapter of a national agricultural honorary fraternity, Alpha Zeta, has established a scholarship endowment to support students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have demonstrated financial need. The gift will create the Alpha Zeta Fraternity Trustee Scholarship and first preference for funds will go to students who are members of Alpha Zeta.
Scholarship to benefit students interested in animal science research
February 26, 2014
An alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will establish a scholarship endowment that will help students interested in animal science or veterinary research. Donald Carbaugh, of Fort Loudon, Pa., has included a $50,000 bequest in his estate plan that will be used to create the Donald E. Carbaugh Scholarship.
Firth Family Trustee Scholarship will assist Ag Sciences students
February 24, 2014
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Robinsons' gift provides scholarship support for Ag Sciences students
February 24, 2014
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by a Penn State alumnus and his wife. William and Teresa Robinson, of Freeburg, created the William D. and Teresa L. Robinson Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will be given to students enrolled in the Poultry and Avian Science minor.
Animal Science students to receive assistance from new scholarship
February 24, 2014
A retired Penn State faculty member and alumnus and his wife have established a new scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with first preference going to students majoring in Animal Science. Donald Ace, professor emeritus of dairy science, and his wife, Lelia, of State College, created the Donald and Lelia Ace Trustee Scholarship.
Entrepreneurship and innovation minor receives first Trustee Scholarship
February 14, 2014
Donors with a long history of supporting entrepreneurship education at Penn State have established a new scholarship endowment to help students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. Alumnus Earl Harbaugh and his wife, Kay, of The Villages, Fla., created the Harbaugh Family Trustee Scholarship, the first Penn State Trustee Scholarship to support students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.
New Trustee Matching Scholarship to Benefit Turfgrass Majors
February 14, 2014
Students majoring in Turfgrass Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences will receive first consideration for a new Trustee Scholarship established by a pair of Penn State alumni. William F. and Diane Randolph, of Powell, Ohio, created an endowment to fund the M. Forest Randolph and William F. Randolph Trustee Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student in the college with demonstrated financial need.
Shell Oil Company makes a donation to support Pennsylvania 4-H science programs
January 8, 2014
Penn State Extension's 4-H youth development program has received a $100,000 donation from Shell Oil Company to support the growth of 4-H science programming in 11 Pennsylvania counties in 2014. John Hines, government relations representative for Shell, presented the check to 4-H'ers during a ceremony held Jan. 6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Rush family gift provides scholarship support for Ag Sciences students
January 8, 2014
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by two Penn State alumni. With a $50,000 gift, Jay and Joyce Rush created the Jay V. and Joyce H. Rush Family Trustee Scholarship.
Donley gift to support entrepreneurship, innovation programs
January 8, 2014
Programs that develop and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will receive a boost as a result of a gift from an alumnus of the college and his wife. William and Margaret Donley, of Pittsburgh, targeted their $50,000 gift to an existing endowment that provides programmatic support for the college's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Azzara Family Trustee Scholarship assists food science students
November 20, 2013
With a $100,000 gift, C. Daniel and Wendy S. Azzara, of State College, Pa., established the Azzara Family Trustee Scholarship. The scholarship will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to those majoring in Food Science.