Pruss scholarship will assist agricultural education students
November 11, 2013
With a $50,000 gift, Mary Pruss, of Washington, Pa., established the Stanley and Mary Pruss Trustee Scholarship to honor the memory of her husband, Stanley, who died in August 2012. Penn State students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education will get first preference.
Nationwide Foundation grant supports leadership training program
July 30, 2013
A $20,000 grant from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will support a leadership-education program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership program, known as RULE, is a two-year leadership development initiative administered within the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education.
Hoover family scholarship will assist students studying ag education
July 30, 2013
A family with extensive educational connections to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has established an endowment that will earn matching funds from the University and provide scholarship support to students in the college who have demonstrated financial need. Ronald and Tracy Hoover have created the Hoover Family Trustee Scholarship, aimed at students majoring in agricultural and extension education.
Marsh Meadow Boardwalk, 2010 class gift, dedicated at the Arboretum
July 30, 2013
Penn State recently dedicated the 2010 senior class gift, the Marsh Meadow Boardwalk, located at the Arboretum at Penn State on the University Park campus. The boardwalk provides a path to the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens over the scenic Ramage Marsh Meadow, from the sidewalk along the north side of Park Avenue. "The idea of a simple, but well-designed, path providing access to the many visitors walking into the Arboretum from campus was intriguing and seeing it built has surpassed all of our expectations," said Michael Lampariello, alumnus and overall chair of the 2010 class gift committee, at the dedication. "Working on a project of this nature and see it come to fruition has been an incredible experience."
Donor-advised fund allows couple to support entrepreneurship faculty
July 30, 2013
A Penn State alumnus and his wife have leveraged the Pennsylvania State University Charitable Gift Fund (PSUCGF), a donor-advised fund, to enhance an entrepreneurship faculty member's efforts in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The $200,000 gift from longtime donors and volunteers Earl '61 and Kay Harbaugh will create the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar to support Dr. Mark Gagnon, whose work includes entrepreneurship research and student entrepreneurship education.
Alumnus creates first endowed professorship in food science
March 25, 2013
A distinguished researcher in the field of food microbiology has created the first endowed professorship in Penn State’s Department of Food Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Larry Beuchat, 1965 agriculture graduate, created the Dr. Larry Beuchat Professorship in Food Microbiology with a gift of $1 million to recognize the Penn State faculty who inspired him and to encourage a new generation of researchers.
Ag cooperative trade organization creates two Penn State scholarships
March 25, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Alliance of Cooperatives has established two endowed scholarships to benefit students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.