Alumni and Friends

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Alumni Profiles

Barrentine Scholarship honors former MSU department head

Mississippi State's biochemistry and molecular biology department is announcing a new university scholarship fund created by the family of its first leader.
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Biochemistry alum honored as MSU CVM Alumni Fellow

MSU alumni Dr. Gary K. Allen ('81 DVM / B.S. Agriculture (Biochemistry emphasis) was recognized by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association as an Alumni Fellow during the Fall 2008 Alumni Fellows Program as an MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni that has distinguished himself during his career.
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Dr. Bruce Clark honored as MSU CVM Alumni Fellow

Sponsored and organized by the alumni association for the 20th year, the fellows program brings graduates of distinction back to campus each fall semester to share with students specific competencies, attitudes and efforts required for success. Fellows carry the title for life. Dr. Bruce Clark of Coldwater, Mich., NorthStar Cooperative's director of training and technical services development, a 1982 doctor of veterinary medicine graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Clark also holds a 1981 MSU biochemistry degree and is a former member of the veterinary faculty.
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International award recognizes MSU entomology graduates

A working relationship that began 40 years ago has led to international recognition for a pair of Mississippi State University entomology graduates. James H. Tumlinson and W. Joe Lewis are recipients of the 2008 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for their contributions to the field of chemical ecology.
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James and Ann Jarratt establish new endowment at MSU

Two longtime employees of the Mississippi State Extension Service are establishing a $20,000 academic endowment in the university's entomology and plant pathology department.
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Leon Mather estate continues support for MSU insect study

The estate of a government geologist from Clinton will fund future statewide insect surveys and provide support for the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State.
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Scholarship established in honor of Decatur couple

Contributions from family, friends and colleagues are endowing a Mississippi State University scholarship fund in honor of a Decatur couple.
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Make a Gift

There are numerous ways to give to Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology:

  1. Outright gifts - generate the most immediate return for your contributions.
  2. Planned gifts - allow you to achieve personal benefits while simultaneously providing invaluable support to the university.
  3. Naming Opportunities - a variety of options exist for donors who wish to pursue naming opportunities.
  4. Donor Advised Fund - allows the donor to make recommendations on donation disbursement.
  5. Make a gift - Click here to start making your own personalized gift immediately with a secure online transaction using your credit card.

Please contact Jud Skelton at 662-325-0643 or by email to discuss the best way to contribute.


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Be A Resource

  1. Be a Voice. Experience counts, and our students need to hear from you regarding the different ways you have used your experiences and academic degrees in your careers and life. Come back and share your thoughts, career advice, etc. with our students! If you would like to take part as a guest speaker in classes of our BCH or EPP seminar forums, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Dean (Professor and Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology) at jd1891@msstate.edu or 1-662-2640 or 2806 for scheduling.

  2. Be a Mentor. If you have opportunities for our majors in your place of work (doctor's office, dentistry clinic, veterinary hospital, pharmaceutical firm, etc.) that would provide our students with valuable on-the-job training, whether it is for volunteer or as a paid position, we would love to hear from you and make these opportunities known to our students. Our students are hungry for this experience which helps them during professional school interviews, in documenting interest in their chosen field, and determining whether their chosen career path is in fact the right path for them. If you want to be a mentor or have job opportunities like these available for our undergraduate or graduate students please contact Dr. Jeffrey Dean (Professor and Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology) at jd1891@msstate.edu or 1-662-2640 or 2806 for more information.

  3. Be a Booster. As an alumni or friend of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology there are a lot of ways to give back to the department monetarily in support of future generations of students. Every little bit helps, as every parent and student knows, and funding our departmental programs through gifts, endowments or pledges can go a long way in securing opportunities for students in financial need or deserving for achieving high academic merit. For more information on how to be a booster for the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology contact Judd Skelton (Director of Development for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) at jskelton@foundation.msstate.edu or 1-662-325-0643 or visit the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Development website or the MSU Foundation website. If you would like to know more about the type of direct impact a gift could have on the Department and/or our students please contact Dr. Jeffrey Dean (Professor and Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology) at jd1891@msstate.edu or 1-662-2640 or 2806 for more information.

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