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).

‘Anything worth doing at all is worth doing right’

November 19, 2019

Donors hope endowed scholarship elicits students' best efforts

Alumni honor former professor with graduate award endowment

August 28, 2019

For many students, regardless of their field of study, there is a class or subject they are nervous to take. Sometimes, however, it is in those classes that a student finds an inspirational teacher—a teacher who makes learning what may be a difficult subject a joy to learn.

Rosskams grow commitment to philanthropy, food science with graduate fellowship

August 28, 2019

A family commitment to philanthropy, a career-long dedication to the food industry, and a deeply rooted connection to Penn State serve as inspiration for a newly created graduate fellowship in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

A goal realized: Georges create scholarship for poultry, animal science students

August 28, 2019

For some, the desire to give back is ingrained in them from a young age. For others, it comes after experiencing the benefit of philanthropy themselves. And yet for others, it is simply something they feel called to do.

Alumnus Honors Father, Entomology Department with Professorship

June 7, 2019

The inspiration behind a person's philanthropy can come from a variety of sources. For alumnus Dr. Roger Simon, it stems from two places: the Penn State Department of Entomology and his father, Sam Simon.

Funds memorializing ag science faculty members see outpouring of support

November 29, 2018

Colleagues, former students, friends, and family members created endowments to honor the memories of two ag sciences professors, Harold "Doc" Harpster and Dr. Arun Kilara.

A Hokie heart with Lion pride: Virginia Tech alums create ag sci scholarship

November 28, 2018

Virginia Tech alumni Bill and Catherine Achor recently established the J. Richard and Deborah S. Roenigk Family Scholarship in Agricultural and Extension Education in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Couple’s gift creates opportunities for children at The Arboretum at Penn State

November 7, 2018

Dennis Hall and Sandra Parker Hall recently added $50,000 to The Sandra L. Parker and Dennis K. Hall Education Program Support to the Children’s Garden.

Ag sciences graduate creates scholarship to honor Penn State mentors

October 5, 2018

An anonymous donor has created the “Penn State Extension Graduate Scholarship in Honor of Dr. John S. Shenk and Dr. J.D. Harrington,” recognizing two professors the donor credits with being sources of inspiration as he pursued two degrees at Penn State.

Ag donor ensures transformative experiences for landscape contracting students

October 4, 2018

To honor Dan Stearns, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritus, and enhance the Landscape Contracting Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Daniel Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have established the Dan T. Stearns Landscape Contracting Program Endowment, which will provide funds for student enrichment activities.

Penn State trustee's gifts to create ag sci professorship, medical scholarship

October 3, 2018

Ag sciences alumnus and Penn State Trustee Keith E. Masser and his wife, Helen E. Masser, signed documents to create a professorship in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and a scholarship in the Penn State College of Medicine.

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