$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.

James and Helen Zallie pledge support for sensory science research

February 7, 2017

James (Jim) P. Zallie and Helen Zallie, of Lake Forest, Illinois, have pledged $20,000 each year over the next five years to enhance research in the field of sensory science within the Department of Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Endowment to support Dauphin County 4-H

December 22, 2016

Lynn M. and Helen B. Henninger, of Elizabethville, have pledged an estate gift of $25,000 in support of Penn State Extension's Dauphin County 4-H program. They also will pledge $1,250 for the next five years to activate the endowment early.

J. Clair Graybill Scholarship to be an investment in the future of agriculture

December 7, 2016

Gail Graybill Carson and her husband, Dr. James H. Carson, of Lititz, have created the J. Clair Graybill Scholarship in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to commemorate the life and values of Mrs. Carson's father, the late J. Clair Graybill. The scholarship will be awarded to students in the college with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to students who have graduated or will graduate from any high school in Lancaster County.

Gift to Penn State Extension to memorialize donors' niece

November 18, 2016

Joan and John Baxter, of Linfield, Pennsylvania, have created an endowment, the Julie A. Haines Memorial Professional Development Scholarship for Penn State Extension, to memorialize their niece, Julie Haines. The fund will support professional development for nutrition education paraprofessionals, or those in a similar role, employed by Penn State Extension.

Earl and Kay Harbaugh honored as Penn State’s Fundraising Volunteers of the Year

October 28, 2016

Penn State has recognized Earl Harbaugh, a 1961 alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and his wife, Kay Harbaugh, as its 2016 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year. The award, which was officially presented to the Harbaughs on Oct. 7 for their service to the University, honors the leadership of alumni and friends in securing philanthropic support for Penn State. The Harbaughs are longtime volunteers for the College of Agricultural Sciences, and they have focused their service and philanthropy on promoting entrepreneurial education and scholarships within the college.

Alumnus gift to support Penn State students from Juniata County

August 25, 2016

Jeffrey A. Conrad, of Boston, Massachusetts, has given $105,000 to create an endowed scholarship for students from Juniata County, Pennsylvania, who intend to major in the agricultural sciences or in business at Penn State.

Donation to benefit College of Agricultural Sciences research endowment

August 24, 2016

Charles “Chuck” Krueger and his wife, Ellen Krueger, of Mesa, Arizona, have donated $50,000 to benefit undergraduate research programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.

Department head gift for plant pathology, environmental microbiology endowment

August 16, 2016

Carolee Bull, head of the Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Department, and her husband Jean-Philippe Fillettaz, have made a pledge to match donations up to $25,000 to support strategic initiatives in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology within the Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Private gift makes Penn State's wood collection one of world's largest

August 12, 2016

When Dennis Brett decided to keep his first block of wood, World War II had just ended and Harry Truman was president. By comparison, Penn State's modest wood collection, which has been enhanced as a result of Brett's generosity, was already about 40 years old by that time.

Gift to support farm safety professorship in the College of Ag Sciences

July 22, 2016

Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs within the University's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Thirty years of research supports cacao farmers, chocolate industry

June 13, 2016

When trade organizations representing the chocolate industry created an endowment in 1986 to support Penn State research on Theobroma cacao -- the cocoa tree -- the use of biotechnology to improve plants was still in its infancy. Now, three decades later, the endowment has grown, and along with it the scientific knowledge that is helping to promote economic security for cocoa farmers in developing countries and to ensure a reliable supply of the raw material needed to manufacture one of the world's favorite delicacies.

College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society grows endowment for student scholarships

May 13, 2016

In 2014, the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund and help more students with their educational expenses.

Scholarship in memory of beloved veterinarian to benefit pre-vet students

April 18, 2016

Nancy Donahue, of Portsmouth, Virginia, has provided $50,000 to create a scholarship endowment in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in memory of her late husband, W. Durbin Donahue, who graduated from the college before embarking on a long career as a veterinarian. The W. Durbin Donahue, VMD, and Nancy J. Donahue Scholarship is aimed at helping to defray the educational costs of pre-veterinary students.

Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H programs in Centre, Columbia counties

March 17, 2016

An alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has established two new endowments that will benefit Penn State Extension 4-H youth development programs in Centre and Columbia counties.

College of Ag Sciences students from Indiana County to benefit from scholarship

March 2, 2016

Eligible high school students in Indiana County may get help with their college costs if they enroll in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, thanks to the generosity of a local couple.

Gift from alumnus will support student activities in the College of Ag Sciences

February 4, 2016

An alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has created the Robert K. Robinson Fund for Student Engagement that will support students' participation in activities and enrichment opportunities.

Dowler family creates scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences

January 26, 2016

A gift from David Dowler, a longtime educator for Penn State Extension, and his wife, Lois, will create a new scholarship endowment to benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Food scientist Cutter receives Nesbitt Faculty Development Award

January 19, 2016

Catherine Cutter, professor of food science and food safety extension specialist focusing on muscle foods, has been named recipient of the Arthur W. Nesbitt Faculty Program Development Award in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Industry donation of graduate housing bolsters Penn State fruit research

January 11, 2016

Penn State graduate students and visiting scientists from other institutions play a critical role in many studies conducted at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Adams County. And now, thanks to the financial support of the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, new graduate-student housing at the center will help ensure those contributions into the future.

Endowment to support Penn State Extension programs in Huntingdon County

December 21, 2015

A new endowment initially totaling $25,000 will benefit extension-education programs in Huntingdon County, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowment, called the Penn State Cooperative Extension Endowment in Huntingdon County, will provide supplemental funds to help with operational expenses, salaries and project materials, according to Stanley McKee, Penn State Extension district director for Huntingdon, Blair and Fulton counties.

Endowments to support Penn State Extension 4-H in Fayette and Greene counties

December 21, 2015

Two new endowments initially totaling $25,000 each will benefit 4-H youth development programs in Fayette and Greene counties, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowments will provide supplemental funds to help with 4-H operational expenses, salaries and wages. Funds also may be used to support awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments achieved by 4-H members.

Endowment to support Penn State Extension 4-H programs in Crawford County

December 21, 2015

A new endowment initially totaling $25,000 will benefit 4-H youth development programs in Crawford County, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowment, called the Penn State Cooperative Extension 4-H Endowment in Crawford County, will provide supplemental funds to help with 4-H operational expenses, salaries and wages. Funds also may be used to support awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments achieved by 4-H members.

Researchers receive $10.2 million to study new malaria-prevention method

December 21, 2015

In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter.

Calvin DuBrock appointed Penn State Goddard Chair in forest resources

December 14, 2015

Calvin DuBrock, retired director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management, recently was named the Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Industry gift could make dairy processing internships pay off for students

November 11, 2015

Penn State food science students who have completed an internship in dairy processing could receive a financial reward as the result of an endowment established by the National Ice Cream Mix Association.

Faculty couple endows graduate fellowship in rural sociology

November 11, 2015

A gift from two Penn State faculty members promises to enhance graduate education in rural sociology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Anonymous $1M matching gift fuels drive to endow department head in food science

October 20, 2015

An anonymous donor is putting his or her money where our mouths are, pledging to match gifts — on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $1 million — in an effort to enhance food science programs at Penn State.

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