Passion for agricultural safety leads to bequest by professor emeritus

June 12, 2024

To ensure the continued support and growth of the agricultural safety and health program in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dennis Murphy and his wife, Christy, have committed the payout of a life insurance policy to bolster the Endowment for Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Impact of eight-figure estate commitment will be felt across the University

May 22, 2024

The eight-figure estate commitment will bring the donor’s total support of Penn State to more than $13.5 million and enhance scholarship support in the College of Education and the College of Agricultural Sciences and at Penn State Berks; further pediatric cancer research at Penn State College of Medicine; provide top academic leaders with flexible resources; and help the Blue Band.

Donor creates award to recognize innovative research teams in Ag Sciences

March 19, 2024

The Dennis and Janet Scanlon Integrated Team Research Award will recognize an integrated research and outreach faculty team within the College of Agricultural Sciences that demonstrates innovation in translating research to be shared and used through activities leading to partnerships and collaboration within the college and beyond.

Donors create international travel endowment to honor lifelong friend, ag alumna

January 18, 2024

Helen and Steve Schreiner have created the Dr. Marion P. Cullen International Travel Endowment in Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The endowment will provide scholarships for undergraduate students in animal science who have financial need and are participating in a study abroad experience.

Volunteer leaves seven-figure estate gift to 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center

August 29, 2023

Thanks to a seven-figure estate gift to the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center's endowment from a longtime volunteer, the center’s future is now brighter than ever.

Alumnus commits estate gift to Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences research fund

June 28, 2023

Jay Hreiz, owner and veterinarian at the Queen City Animal Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, has committed $100,000 from his future estate to the research fund in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Alumna commits $1 million through future estate gift

May 30, 2023

Julie Smiley has made a $1 million gift from her future estate to endow the Smiley Family Excellence Fund in the Department of Animal Science and the Thomas Miller Graduate Fellowship in the Department of Entomology.

Ag alumnus endows 4-H award to honor late wife, boost 4-H membership

May 12, 2023

Gifts and bequest will benefit 4-H members and programs in Huntingdon County

Heinz ketchup bottle innovator creates food packaging program endowment

March 1, 2023

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences alumnus Doug Peck has committed $200,000 from his future estate to create the Douglas R. Peck Food Packaging Endowment in Food Science.

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.

Alumna commits $1 million to support Animal Science, create graduate fellowship

August 15, 2022

Julie Smiley has made a $1 million gift from her future estate to endow the Smiley Family Excellence Fund in the Department of Animal Science and the Thomas Miller Graduate Fellowship in the Department of Entomology.

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.

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