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Alumnus Establishes $30,000 Scholarship in Memory of Former WVU Biology Department Chair

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, Colorado.

Albert M Reese Reese, an Eberly alumnus with a BA 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 Albert Reese has chosen to honor his late father in this wonderful way,” said Biology Department Chair Richard Thomas, of the gift.