Scanlon Trustee Scholarship to assist agricultural education students
December 16, 2010
University Park, Pa. -- Retired Penn State faculty member Dennis C. Scanlon and his wife, Janet Scanlon, of State College, have given $50,000 to the University to create a Trustee Scholarship for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have financial need. First preference for the scholarship, which will be named for the couple in recognition of their generosity, will be given to students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education.
Robert Beelman, retired professor emeritus of Food Science, and wife, Nancy, create the "Robert and Nancy Beelman Program Support Endowment for Plan and Mushroom Foods for Health"
October 20, 2010
Charles B. and Miriam M. Forney Family Trustee Scholarship created in honor of the late, Charles B. Forney
October 20, 2010
Albert Jarrett, Professor of Agricultural Engineering, and wife, Ellen, create Scholarship for Biological Engineering Students
August 21, 2010
$100,000 Endowment Will Aid Undergraduate Research
July 22, 2010
Penn State's efforts to address Colony Collapse Disorder, a nationwide phenomenon in which the adult honeybees of a hive disappear, often spelling death for the colony, will benefit from a gift of $100,000 to aid pollinator research. Honey distributor Dutch Gold Honey and William and Kitty Gamber, of Lancaster, Pa., have each contributed $50,000 to endow a fund that will support undergraduates studying entomology.
Faculty and staff giving boosts programs in College of Ag Sciences
May 21, 2010
Faculty and staff in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have made financial commitments that will strengthen programs and benefit students in the college. The gifts come on the eve of the kick-off of the public phase of the University's capital campaign, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, scheduled for the weekend of April 23-25 at University Park. "The timing of these commitments could not be better," said John Romano, volunteer chair of the faculty and staff giving component of the For the Future campaign. "They are marvelous examples of giving back by our own faculty and staff -- people who see Penn State's needs first hand -- and will surely inspire alumni and friends to participate in the campaign."