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.

1959 Penn State ag sciences alumnus makes gift to support experiential learning

September 25, 2018

Richard "Dick" Booth, a 1959 agriculture alumnus, has created a charitable gift annuity to support his alma mater.

Pa. Turfgrass Council names graduate fellowships for three turfgrass icons

August 22, 2018

To honor Paul Latshaw, Matt Shaffer, and Andrew McNitt for contributions to the turfgrass and sports surface industries, the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council recently established three graduate fellowships in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Plant Science.

Research commercialization leader joins College of Agricultural Sciences

August 17, 2018

Dr. Maria Spencer has joined the Entrepreneurship & Innovation team in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as the first John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur in Residence.

Love of art and love of ag: Penn State alum combines passions in Arboretum gift

August 3, 2018

A gift from 1979 Ag Sciences alumna Diane Cressman Blanton is funding a five-month art installation at The Arboretum at Penn State.

Ribbon-cutting marks reopening of renovated Agricultural Engineering Building

June 12, 2018

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today (June 8) to mark the official opening of Penn State’s rebuilt and renovated Agricultural Engineering Building, which houses the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Hold your quarter horses: Donors create equine legacy at Penn State

May 30, 2018

Penn State's Equine Science Program recently received "Red, White N Good,” a quarter-horse stallion valued at $130,000, from Craig and Becky Bailey, of Bailey Farm in Ohio.

Penn State philanthropists honor Anna Griswold by naming ag sciences scholarship

April 25, 2018

To honor Anna Griswold, retired assistant vice president for undergraduate education and executive director for student aid, business alum Tom Sharbaugh and his wife, Kristin Hayes, created the Anna M. Griswold Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

AgSci dean, faculty, staff endow scholarships during Greater Penn State campaign

April 16, 2018

After Dean Rick Roush endowed the Rick Roush and Robyn Krause-Hale Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences, several other faculty and staff members followed suit.

Penn State Ag Sci devotees' gifts endow scholarship, name office in new building

April 6, 2018

Agricultural Sciences alumnus John Graham '64, '65, and his wife, Carol, a retired music teacher, decided it was time to "pay back the University for giving me such a great start in life."

York County commissioner creates 4-H leadership award during Penn State campaign

March 5, 2018

Though neither a Penn State alumnus nor a former 4-H member, York County Commissioner Doug Hoke establishes an award in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Former ag international programs coordinator creates study abroad scholarship

February 20, 2018

Several years after leaving Penn State, Marilyn McPheron, former international programs coordinator in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and her husband, Bruce, former dean of the college, decided to endow a scholarship to make international experiences more affordable for students in the college.

Ag Alumni Council alumnus endows Open Doors Scholarship

November 16, 2017

Capt. Kenneth R. Haas, of Oakton, Virginia, a retired United States Navy officer and a 1953 Penn State dairy science alumnus, has paid tribute to his alma mater by establishing the Haas Family Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Major gifts benefit College of Ag Sciences entrepreneurship and innovation

November 13, 2017

Long-time supporters provide two $1 million gifts creating endowed faculty scholar and entrepreneur in residence positions in the College of Agricultural Sciences' Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.

Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H, Penn State Extension and agricultural engineering

September 25, 2017

A very active volunteer leader and philanthropic supporter of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, Martenas, along with his wife, Marian McKeegan Martenas, have pledged $250,000 in current and future gifts through their estate, to be divided among a new endowment, an existing endowment, a new building and an existing scholarship fund.

$4.92M Gift to Penn State for Industrial Biotechnology Education, Research

September 20, 2017

CSL Behring, a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus.

Gift to Penn State will support ongoing research in food safety, energy

May 31, 2017

When it comes to global challenges, there are none more pressing to Penn State alumni Frank and Janet Glasgow Dudek than food safety and clean energy.  They are passionate about finding solutions to those challenges, and that's why they are providing $50,000 to Penn State to lead the way.

Baker gift to support College of Agricultural Sciences LGBTQA student club

May 19, 2017

Students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences understand the importance of cultivating fields and growing crops. One group, Students for Cultivating Change, recognizes the need to grow something more — inclusion and diversity — and generous support from MeeCee Baker, a respected alumna of the college, will help advance its cause.

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