Indigo Ag creates fellowship to further efforts of Penn State Microbiome Center

December 19, 2022

In support of the Penn State Microbiome Center, Indigo Agriculture created the Indigo Agriculture Graduate Fellowship in the College of Agricultural Sciences through a $200,000 gift, matched 1:1 by the University through the now-concluded Graduate Scholarship Matching Program.

Donor brings arts and ag sciences together with Global Teach Ag Network Fund

December 6, 2022

Through a $25,000 gift, Hiram Larew created the Global Teach Ag Network Enhancement Fund, which is designed to enrich the Ag Sciences Global program through support specifically for the Global Teach Ag Network. This annually supported fund will be used to provide professional development for educators, programmatic and staffing support and research for domestic and global initiatives.

Longtime Ag Sciences donors deepen connection through graduate scholarship

October 31, 2022

Mark Saunders and his partner, Lynn Walker, longtime donors to the College of Agricultural Sciences, have committed $250,000 to endow a graduate scholarship.

Alumna creates graduate award using patent royalties

August 17, 2022

With the hopes of increasing awareness and interest in public health and medical entomology, Penn State alumna Alexis Barbarin created an annual award for graduate students funded by yearly royalties she receives from a patent.

Alumna honors mother through scholarship, memorial tree and seat wall at Arboretum

August 15, 2022

To honor her mother’s legacy, Tina Terrell made a gift to create the Lucille Terrell MANRRS Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences, designate a scarlet oak in The Arboretum at Penn State as “Lucille’s Tree” and name one of the Arboretum’s future Fountain Garden seat walls in her honor.

Alumnus creates College of Ag Sciences’ first general graduate fellowship

July 7, 2022

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences alumnus Tom Donaldson committed $400,000 from his future estate to create the T.D. Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural Sciences.

Students for Cultivating Change receive support from alumnus

April 13, 2022

After being introduced to the national Cultivating Change Foundation, Conrad offered Penn State’s chapter, Students for Cultivating Change (SFCC) in the College of Agricultural Sciences, an opportunity not only to develop valuable professional skills but also secure a $10,000 gift to support their goals.

Dudeks expand support to Ag Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences

March 8, 2022

Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek update estate, early activate two scholarships

Youngs pledge estate gift to create scholarship, support Arboretum

February 23, 2022

Tom and Mary Jo Young pledged a $3.2 million estate gift to create the Woodland Gardens at The Arboretum at Penn State with a supporting endowment, as well as an undergraduate scholarship in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

Peter and Ann Tombros endow Ag Sciences dean’s chair

December 17, 2021

Peter and Ann Tombros have created the Peter and Ann Tombros Dean’s Chair in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Rileys create endowment supporting Penn State Intergenerational Program

November 18, 2021

Through a two-pronged approach, the Rileys’ gift provides $25,000 to establish the Intergenerational Program Endowment, creating a mechanism for others to contribute gifts to aid Dr. Matthew Kaplan’s work, and another $25,000 for immediate use in funding current important initiatives.

New director’s fund at Arboretum latest in philanthropic support

October 13, 2021

The Arboretum at Penn State Director’s Fund in Honor of Dr. Kim C. Steiner was created through a $25,000 gift by Diane Blanton, a 1979 graduate of the College of Agricultural Sciences with a degree in agriculture.

Halls deepen commitment to Arboretum with new gift

August 19, 2021

The Halls have pledged a gift of $75,000 to name the future Fountain Garden Terrace

Rosses support Agricultural and Biological Engineering with graduate fellowship

August 9, 2021

Penn State alumnus David S. Ross and his wife, Debbie Ross, have created a graduate fellowship through a gift of $400,000. The Dr. David S. and Deborah M. Ross Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural and Biological Engineering will benefit students who have been admitted to the graduate school as candidates for a graduate degree offered by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, are pursuing their education full-time and demonstrate academic excellence.

YorkAg creates endowment for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ag Sciences

June 17, 2021

York Ag Products has created the Arthur R. and Muriel B. McAlister Endowment in Entrepreneurship and Innovation through a $50,000 gift with a one-to-one University match.

Metzger family names space in new AVBS Building

June 7, 2021

The seven-figure gift is the first major gift supporting the facility.

Ag Sciences receives donor support for Millennium Scholars Program

May 5, 2021

The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences has received a generous increase in support thanks to philanthropic gifts from two of the college’s alumni.

Longtime volunteers establish estate gift to Pasto Ag Museum

January 11, 2021

Dr. Glenn Carter and his wife, Doris Longwill Carter, have pledged an estimated $100,000 estate gift in support of the Pasto Agricultural Museum.

Ag Sciences alumna to create Dean’s discretionary fund with estate pledge

December 14, 2020

Nancy Evans has created the Nancy A. Evans Dean’s Discretionary Fund in the College of Agricultural Sciences through a future estate gift of $375,000.

Pennsylvania 4-H to benefit from estate pledges

November 17, 2020

Eugene and Carol Schurman and Christy Bartley, all retired Penn State Extension employees, have pledged estate gifts to support Pennsylvania 4-H.

Eshenours bolster scholarships in Education, Ag Sciences with estate commitment

September 2, 2020

Couple further expands support with educational equity scholarships

Virgil inspires donor to create endowed professorship in College of Ag Sciences

July 6, 2020

Thanks to a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor, the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Entomology have established the Publius Vergilius Maro Professorship.

Wattses continue their lifelong dedication to philanthropy through a scholarship

March 17, 2020

Thanks to their desire to help others and belief in the importance of education, the Wattses have pledged a $250,000 estate gift to establish the Laura Loder Watts Scholarship in Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Alumni hope 4-H gift opens doors and inspires others

March 10, 2020

With the goal of opening doors for young people in the county where they grew up and inspiring others to support 4-H in their own communities, Baker and Conrad made a gift covering the membership fees for all youth who wanted to participate in 4-H in Juniata County this year.

Turfgrass support fund to help ensure student success in and out of the classroom

February 20, 2020

To help relieve some of the potential burden for turfgrass students in the College of Agricultural Sciences, William F. Randolph and Diane Randolph of Powell, Ohio, have created the William F. Randolph Turfgrass Support Fund.

Family of Ag Engineering alumnus creates lasting legacy with naming opportunity

February 14, 2020

To give back to the University that so positively impacted their lives, the wife and children of the late Lloyd E. Thomas (’61, Agricultural Engineering) have named the Lloyd E. Thomas Family Department Head Suite in the renovated Agricultural Engineering Building.

Tioga Valley Saddle Club creates lasting legacy with 4-H endowment, scholarship

January 31, 2020

To promote equine activities at both the 4-H and collegiate levels and ensure a lasting legacy, the Tioga Valley Saddle Club has established the Tioga Valley Saddle Club 4-H Horse Endowment and the Tioga Valley Saddle Club Scholarship.

Ag Alumni Society establishes scholarship for first-year students

January 31, 2020

Continuing a tradition of support for and commitment to students, the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society at Penn State has created the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society First-Year Scholarship.

Family creates 4-H endowment to honor son’s commitment to dairy farming, 4-H youth

January 15, 2020

By the time he was 10 years old, Dave Mattocks (’90, Agriculture) knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer. A little over a decade later with a college degree in hand, Mattocks made his dream come true and became a full-time dairyman on the farm that had been in the family for generations.

Penn State Receives Student Recruiting Grant

December 31, 2019

The Department of Animal Science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences received a $10,000 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY Foundation).

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