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Eberly College of Science Alumni Board Celebrating 40 Years

Eberly College of Science Alumni Board Celebrating 40 Years

In June of 1974, a planning meeting was held to form the College of Science Alumni Society. With the leadership of Dean Thomas Wartik and William Van Pelt (’48 B.S. Commercial Chemistry), the Eberly College of Science Alumni Board was launched! Since its beginning, this group has been a vital part of the college throughout the last 40 years.

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This is Your Life: Dr. Roy Olofson

This is Your Life: Dr. Roy Olofson

More than 50 alumni, colleagues, and friends gathered on December 10, 2013 to surprise and celebrate Roy A. Olofson at the Nittany Lion Inn. The luncheon illustrated the influence Olofson has had through the years on so many: from students at all levels, to colleagues, to many professional organizations.

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Geary Receives a 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

Geary Receives a 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

Brian Geary (’01 B.S. Microbiology) has been honored with the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. The award winners are nominated by an academic college and are invited by the President of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators.

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Paying It Forward – Gift of Prize Money Endows Innovation Prize in Biological Sciences

Paying It Forward – Gift of Prize Money Endows Innovation Prize in Biological Sciences

Masatoshi Nei, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and director of the Institute for Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, and recent recipient of the Kyoto Prize, committed the $500,000 cash prize that accompanies this award to establish the Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biological Sciences. Nei shares, “I donated the Kyoto Prize award money to enhance the quality of biological sciences at Penn State.”

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Snapshot of Philanthropy – Funding the Future of Penn State Science

Thank you to the alumni and friends who have committed funds for scholarships to benefit students in the Eberly College of Science. Below are gifts received between July 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014

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