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Paul Engler College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences

  • Agricultural Science
  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Business
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Life Science
  • Natural Science
  • Environmental Science
WT Ag Complex

People

We seek endowments for at least six endowed chairs to attract and retain superlative professors in the areas of cow-calf management, meat science, equine industry, agricultural business, plant and soil sciences, and at least one each in chemistry/ physics and in life, earth and environmental sciences. Professorships are also desired to attract and retain great faculty, and one or more professorships are planned for most disciplines. Endowed graduate fellowships and assistantships are also sought to increase recruitment and retention of the best graduate students. Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students are imperative for attracting the best and brightest students.

Opportunities to Give

Chair // $1,250,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $55,000)

Professorship // $125,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $5,500)

Scholarship // $25,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $1,000)

Programs

Our programs include competitive teams, clubs, travel experiences and support for various disciplinary areas. These important student experiences require annual funding. Our goal is to endow programs in perpetuity. Below are possible endowments to meet current and future needs.

Opportunities to Give

Department Naming Opportunities // $2,500,000

Agricultural Sciences Doctoral Endowment // $1,250,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $55,000)

Programs And Research // $125,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $5,500)

Places

Our new Agricultural Sciences Complex meets many of the facility needs on campus for the Agricultural Sciences Department. Renovations are nearly completed for the Chemistry, Physics and the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences departments in the Natural Sciences Building, but two teaching labs and three research labs require freshening or remodeling and updating. The Beef Cattle Teaching and Research Feedlot has served WT well for the last 40 years, but is in need of renovation and expansion. The Horse Center serves as the main venue for all things equine including teams, classes, camps and clinics, but it is in need of a facelift and improvements. Greenhouses are needed to accommodate teaching and research. As the college moves to more online class offerings, a studio for recording lectures is needed. We are now responsible for the bison mascot, Thunder, and modification of Thunder Lodge, including a perimeter fence, is needed.

Opportunities to Give

Naming Of Room // $25,000

Feedlot Renovations // $3,000,000