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Endowments are critical to the long-term stability of the department because they provide a perpetual source of income that is not subject to political and enrollment fluctuations. These endowments provide support for students, teaching and research.

  • Nelda E. Alger
    To support scholarships for undergraduate Biology students.
  • Derek Karl Branch Memorial Fund
    To support undergraduate instructors.
  • Emma J. Cole
    Supports an annual graduate student fellowship for the study of Botany.
  • Priscilla H. Connell
    For the enrichment of the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the Department of Biology.
  • Edwin H. Edwards
    To support the creation and maintenance of one or more biology scholarships.
  • Edie Goldenberg
    For the general support of the growth and vitality of the Biology Department.
  • Zella Mae Marshall
    For the growth and development of biological science research.
  • F.C. & Susan Eastman Newcombe
    Support to employ researchers in the area of plant physiology.
  • Peter Olaus Okkelberg
    To create a scholarship fund for outstanding graduate students in Anatomy, Cytology and Embryology as it relates to Zoology.
  • Elizabeth Youngman
    To provide financial assistance to graduate students studying plant molecular biology.

 A gift to an endowment is an especially meaningful contribution for alumni: no other investment in the Department is likely to yield longer-term results. Contact the MCDB Chair or our Development Liaison to explore possibilities.