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20 Sep

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has established the Dr. Albert M. Reese Scholarship through a gift of $30,000 made by alumnus Albert M. and wife Susan Reese of Durango, Colo.

Reese, an Eberly alumnus with a B.A. in Communication Studies, funded the Dr. Albert M. Reese Scholarship to honor the memory of his father. Dr. Albert M. Reese was a former chair of the Department of Biology and faculty member at WVU. The scholarship will support undergraduate biology majors and pre-majors demonstrating financial need. The first scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a student for the 2013-2014 academic year.

“Our department has many excellent undergraduate students and this scholarship will help some of these students attend WVU to study biology and pursue their dream of medical school, graduate school, or one of many other careers in biology. We are very pleased that Mr. Reese has chosen to honor his late father in this wonderful way,” said Richard Thomas, chair of the department of biology, of the gift.

This contribution was made in conjunction with A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The $750 million comprehensive campaign, which is being conducted by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University, runs through December 2015.

For further information on the comprehensive campaign, please visit http://www.astateofminds.com or http://www.eberly.wvu.edu.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Development Amanda Dymacek at 304-293-9251 or Amanda.Dymacek@mail.wvu.edu.

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