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New Scholarship Will Support ISU Entomology Students
February 25th, 2008
AMES, Iowa - A new endowed scholarship has been established for graduate students studying entomology at Iowa State University.
Wendy Wintersteen, dean of ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and her husband Robert Waggoner established the scholarship with a $30,000 commitment. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.
The scholarship will bear the name of Larry Pedigo, a retired University Professor who worked for 34 years in ISU’s Department of Entomology on research and education to improve pest management in Iowa crops. Pedigo retired in 2001. “The scholarship is a way to honor Dr. Pedigo’s influence on so many students,” said Wintersteen, who earned her Ph.D. in entomology at ISU. “Larry mentored nearly 50 students to graduate degrees in his career, plus he had an impact on hundreds of others with the courses he taught.”
Wintersteen and Waggoner’s commitment is part of Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose, the university’s $800 million fundraising effort that was launched last October.