Electron Microscope


August 7, 2013

I am writing with some exciting news about a recent investment in the college and a milestone we have reached with this investment. Agilent Technologies, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has donated an electron microscope to the environmental molecular toxicology department. Valued at nearly $250,000, this generous gift will continue to serve the needs of our faculty and students for years.  

This gift also means that we in the College of Agricultural Sciences have exceeded our $100 million fundraising goal for The Campaign for OSU.

It is worth pausing for a moment to reflect on just what this means. Faculty/staff, alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations – nearly 6,000 donors – have helped us reach this milestone, and have raised more than $19 million in endowed faculty positions and $13 million in student scholarships and fellowshipsin the college. This is an amazing accomplishment! And one which simply would not be possible without the excellent faculty and staff that make our programs a reality. You and your efforts are to thank for inspiring this level of support to the College of Agricultural Sciences.

While reaching this goal is a tremendous accomplishment, it does not mean we will be slowing our efforts to raise private support. It does, however, demonstrate very clearly that our alumni and friends value the work that we do, and are eager to see the college continue to flourish.

I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to Todd Bastian and Jack Holpuch and their colleagues at the OSU Foundation for their leadership in creating giving opportunities like this. 

Over the next several days we will be sharing this good news with our community of friends. I encourage you to also share our news with your colleagues and students.

Best regards,