Tunkhannock resident donates to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences

For Abington Journal | February 13th, 2016 3:15 pm

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tunkhannock resident Ben Robinson, an alumnus of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has created a new endowment fund that will support students’ participation in activities and enrichment opportunities.

Robinson has given $25,000 to establish the Robert K. Robinson Fund for Student Engagement. Robinson also made a commitment to give $1,250 per year over five years to boost the fund’s income and included a provision in his estate plan to provide a $50,000 bequest that will enhance the principal of the endowment.

The fund will provide financial support for activities that engage undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with faculty, staff, alumni and other students. Proceeds from the fund may be used to cover expenses for student participation and attendance at competitions and professional-development activities.

Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Penn State in 1966. Now retired, he was a teacher in the Tunkhannock Area School District. He has been active in the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society.

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