Penn State Announces Senior Class Gift
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State's Class Gift Campaign announced today the legacy the class of 2019 will leave on campus.
"I am un-bee-lievably happy to announce that the class of 2019 has chosen to support the pollinators' garden entry gate," Tom Beeby, Executive Director of the Class Gift Campaign, said.
As a new addition to the arboretum, the garden will explain pollinators' relationship to plants, and support pollinator research.
Students' other choices were an LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center emergency fund or a scholarship for Work Link, a certificate program at Penn State meant to help students with intellectual disabilities.
Penn State Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Rich Bundy said the garden will leave a lasting imprint, like past class gifts, including the HUB aquarium and "We Are" sculpture outside Beaver Stadium.
"The arboretum will soon fulfill its longstanding vision for a garden that will attract and sustain native pollinators, species of birds and insects," Bundy said.
Construction for the garden is set to begin in early 2019.
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