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Passionate Forester and life-long Ag Supporter, Joseph E. Ibberson dies at 94

Posted: May 2, 2011

Coach Joe Paterno presents Ibberson with an award for Distinguished Service

Coach Joe Paterno presents Ibberson with an award for Distinguished Service

The College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office sadly announces the passing of Penn State alumnus, philanthropist, and friend, Joseph E. Ibberson. His love for the College of Agricultural Sciences began at the Mont Alto campus and spanned his 94 years of life.

To say that Ibberson dedicated his life’s work to agriculture is an understatement. His passion was the School of Forest Resources, to which he provided the funds for three endowed faculty chairs -- totaling nearly $10 million.

Read more about Ibberson's philanthropic passion for Penn State.