Faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Biology are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Charitable giving provides critical resources that enhance experiences for the entire Biology community.
Currently, gifts support the Biology community in several ways, including:
- Student scholarships. In the 2007-2008 academic year, generosity of alumni and friends allowed 42 students to receive academic and research scholarships totaling more than $62,000.
- Lectures and meetings with eminent scientists. Gifts, including the Asa O. Weese and George Miksch Sutton Lectureships, help support Biology’s very strong visiting lecture program.
- Student Recognition. Several forms of student recognition are supported through charitable giving, including awards for outstanding student teaching and research, and events such as our annual reception for graduating seniors and their families.
Priorities for gifts
With the recent rapid growth in the number of Biology majors, together with increasing costs, charitable giving has a substantial impact on members of the Biology community.
Priorities for gifts include enhancements to student learning opportunities in the classroom, laboratory, and field and through extracurricular events; student scholarships; student research; visiting speakers; outreach activities for current and former students; and faculty research and teaching.