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.

Doebler's Inc. funds scholarship for Plant Science students

October 20, 2015

With a $12,500 gift to Penn State, Doebler's Inc. will establish a new scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Jersey Shore-based seed company will fund the Doebler's Inc. Scholarship, which will provide $2,500 in annual financial support to students over a five-year period. First preference for funds will be given to full-time students majoring in Plant Sciences, under either the major's Agroecology option or the Crop Production option.

Endowment to benefit College of Ag Sciences students across Penn State system

July 10, 2015

Carl A. and Thelma S. Brown, of Reading, have established an endowment in the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences that will offer students at Penn State campuses around the state an opportunity for out-of-classroom enrichment activities at University Park.

Gift will help stimulate sensory science graduate studies

June 29, 2015

Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science, has pledged a total of $25,000 to establish the John and Jane Ziegler Graduate Award in Sensory Science. The gift will support graduate students in the college who have demonstrated excellence in scholarly achievement related to research in the discipline of sensory science.

Alumni endow scholarship for students in international agriculture

April 28, 2015

Penn State graduates James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle, of Bellevue, Nebraska, have provided a $50,000 gift to endow the James and Pamela Reese Arbuckle Scholarship in International Agriculture.

Initiative to create center for agricultural research and education in Ukraine

March 27, 2015

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will collaborate with a nonprofit organization and college benefactors to create a center aimed at advancing agricultural science and technology in Ukraine.

Gift to benefit Ag Sciences and Engineering students, entrepreneurship programs

January 22, 2015

A gift from Ray and Jan Evans, of Stow, Ohio, will provide financial support for scholarships, entrepreneurship programs and facility upgrades in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering.

Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society creates Trustee Matching Scholarship

December 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society has provided a $50,000 gift to create a scholarship endowment that will support students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences who have demonstrated financial need.

Student ingenuity leads to program support endowment in food science

November 11, 2014

The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it.

Anonymous $1M gift creates food science fund in honor of professor emeritus

November 6, 2014

Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity. The donation will establish the Philip G. Keeney Food Science Department Head Excellence Fund.

Alumna's bequest targets scholarships and THON for support

October 28, 2014

Students in two Penn State colleges and children fighting pediatric cancer stand to benefit from the generosity of alumna Cheryl Smith Hay, of Barrington, New Hampshire, who has pledged part of her future estate to support scholarships and the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

New scholarship memorializes agricultural educator and alumnus

October 17, 2014

Much of LeRoy Smeltz's life centered on the field of agricultural education, so it is fitting that a scholarship in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences now bears his name, according to the family members who established it.

Mortensen Trustee Scholarship promotes experiential learning

October 2, 2014

As a Penn State faculty member and administrator, James Mortensen was a firm believer in experiential learning. Now, he and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a new scholarship for students with financial need in the College of Agricultural Sciences that reflects that belief.

New Trustee Scholarship to support first-year Ag Sciences students

September 29, 2014

With a gift of $50,000, Penn State alumnus Dan Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have endowed the Barbara U. and Daniel J. Eichenlaub Trustee Scholarship, which will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated financial need. First preference for funds will go to incoming first-year students.

Alumnus creates first endowed professorship in food science

March 25, 2013

A distinguished researcher in the field of food microbiology has created the first endowed professorship in Penn State’s Department of Food Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Larry Beuchat, 1965 agriculture graduate, created the Dr. Larry Beuchat Professorship in Food Microbiology with a gift of $1 million to recognize the Penn State faculty who inspired him and to encourage a new generation of researchers.

Ag cooperative trade organization creates two Penn State scholarships

March 25, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Alliance of Cooperatives has established two endowed scholarships to benefit students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

The Arboretum at Penn State to build Children's Garden

January 9, 2012

Thanks to two leadership gifts totaling $4 million, The Arboretum at Penn State will create and grow the Children’s Garden, an interactive place for children to learn and to explore the natural world.

2009 Outstanding Alumnus, Dr. Tawfik Y. Sharkasi and wife, Magda, create Food Science Research Endowment

September 15, 2011

2009 Outstanding Alumnus, Dr. Tawfik Y. Sharkasi and wife, Magda, create Food Science Research Endowment

September 15, 2011

M. Walter D'Alessio Jr., creates scholarship to honor his late father, Mario, a 1927 Ag Alum

July 11, 2011

Trustee Scholarship created to honor late Naval officer, 1965 Ag Alum, Lyle Alvin Williams

July 11, 2011

Zewan brothers create Poultry Science scholarship to honor their late father

July 11, 2011

Retired Penn State professor emeritus of food science, Dr. Philip G. Keeney and his late wife, Elsie, establish Endowment in Food Science

July 11, 2011

Endowment created to ensure annual representation at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference by Poultry Science students

February 1, 2011

Findleys create endowment to defray professional conference travel expenses for students in the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department

January 28, 2011

Robert Beelman, retired professor emeritus of Food Science, and wife, Nancy, create the "Robert and Nancy Beelman Program Support Endowment for Plan and Mushroom Foods for Health"

October 20, 2010

Office of Development and Alumni Relations


240 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802