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2015

Endowment to support Penn State Extension programs in Huntingdon County
December 21, 2015
A new endowment initially totaling $25,000 will benefit extension-education programs in Huntingdon County, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowment, called the Penn State Cooperative Extension Endowment in Huntingdon County, will provide supplemental funds to help with operational expenses, salaries and project materials, according to Stanley McKee, Penn State Extension district director for Huntingdon, Blair and Fulton counties.
Endowments to support Penn State Extension 4-H in Fayette and Greene counties
December 21, 2015
Two new endowments initially totaling $25,000 each will benefit 4-H youth development programs in Fayette and Greene counties, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowments will provide supplemental funds to help with 4-H operational expenses, salaries and wages. Funds also may be used to support awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments achieved by 4-H members.
Endowment to support Penn State Extension 4-H programs in Crawford County
December 21, 2015
A new endowment initially totaling $25,000 will benefit 4-H youth development programs in Crawford County, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowment, called the Penn State Cooperative Extension 4-H Endowment in Crawford County, will provide supplemental funds to help with 4-H operational expenses, salaries and wages. Funds also may be used to support awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments achieved by 4-H members.
Researchers receive $10.2 million to study new malaria-prevention method
December 21, 2015
In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter.
Calvin DuBrock appointed Penn State Goddard Chair in forest resources
December 14, 2015
Calvin DuBrock, retired director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management, recently was named the Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Industry gift could make dairy processing internships pay off for students
November 11, 2015
Penn State food science students who have completed an internship in dairy processing could receive a financial reward as the result of an endowment established by the National Ice Cream Mix Association.
Faculty couple endows graduate fellowship in rural sociology
November 11, 2015
A gift from two Penn State faculty members promises to enhance graduate education in rural sociology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Anonymous $1M matching gift fuels drive to endow department head in food science
October 20, 2015
An anonymous donor is putting his or her money where our mouths are, pledging to match gifts — on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $1 million — in an effort to enhance food science programs at Penn State.
Doebler's Inc. funds scholarship for Plant Science students
October 20, 2015
With a $12,500 gift to Penn State, Doebler's Inc. will establish a new scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Jersey Shore-based seed company will fund the Doebler's Inc. Scholarship, which will provide $2,500 in annual financial support to students over a five-year period. First preference for funds will be given to full-time students majoring in Plant Sciences, under either the major's Agroecology option or the Crop Production option.
Endowment to benefit College of Ag Sciences students across Penn State system
July 10, 2015
Carl A. and Thelma S. Brown, of Reading, have established an endowment in the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences that will offer students at Penn State campuses around the state an opportunity for out-of-classroom enrichment activities at University Park.
Gift will help stimulate sensory science graduate studies
June 29, 2015
Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science. The gift will support graduate students in the college who have demonstrated excellence in scholarly achievement related to research in the discipline of sensory science.
Alumni endow scholarship for students in international agriculture
April 28, 2015
Penn State graduates James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle, of Bellevue, Nebraska, have provided a $50,000 gift to endow the James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle Scholarship in International Agriculture.
Initiative to create center for agricultural research and education in Ukraine
March 27, 2015
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will collaborate with a nonprofit organization and college benefactors to create a center aimed at advancing agricultural science and technology in Ukraine.
Gift to benefit Ag Sciences and Engineering students, entrepreneurship programs
January 22, 2015
A gift from Ray and Jan Evans, of Stow, Ohio, will provide financial support for scholarships, entrepreneurship programs and facility upgrades in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering.