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2017

Ag Alumni Council alumnus endows Open Doors Scholarship
November 16, 2017
Capt. Kenneth R. Haas, of Oakton, Virginia, a retired United States Navy officer and a 1953 Penn State dairy science alumnus, has paid tribute to his alma mater by establishing the Haas Family Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Major gifts benefit College of Ag Sciences entrepreneurship and innovation
November 13, 2017
Long-time supporters provide two $1 million gifts creating endowed faculty scholar and entrepreneur in residence positions in the College of Agricultural Sciences' Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.
A half-century later, Ag Sciences roommates establish scholarship together
November 6, 2017
To celebrate 50 years of friendship and support their alma mater, two Penn State Ag Sciences roommates establish scholarship together.
Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H, Penn State Extension and agricultural engineering
September 25, 2017
A very active volunteer leader and philanthropic supporter of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, Martenas, along with his wife, Marian McKeegan Martenas, have pledged $250,000 in current and future gifts through their estate, to be divided among a new endowment, an existing endowment, a new building and an existing scholarship fund.
$4.92M Gift to Penn State for Industrial Biotechnology Education, Research
September 20, 2017
CSL Behring, a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus.
Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy
May 31, 2017
When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy.  They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.
Baker gift to support College of Agricultural Sciences LGBTQA student club
May 19, 2017
Students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences understand the importance of cultivating fields and growing crops. One group, Students for Cultivating Change, recognizes the need to grow something more — inclusion and diversity — and generous support from MeeCee Baker, a respected alumna of the college, will help advance its cause.
Katzaman bequest to support ag sciences, Penn State micro-scholarship program
March 21, 2017
Michael and Diane Katzaman, of Wernersville, have pledged an estate gift of approximately $1.7 million to be evenly divided between the Agriculture Fund, which supports Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and a micro-scholarship fund administered through the University's Office of Undergraduate Education.
James and Helen Zallie pledge support for sensory science research
February 7, 2017
James (Jim) P. Zallie and Helen Zallie, of Lake Forest, Illinois, have pledged $20,000 each year over the next five years to enhance research in the field of sensory science within the Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.