The Eugene Odum School of Ecology is extremely grateful to its generous alumni, faculty and friends for their commitment to outstanding education through personal giving.
Many corporations and foundations around the United States and the world have also partnered with the Odum School, to attract and retain eminent faculty, students and researchers through scholarships, fellowships and professorships established at the University of Georgia.
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Each year the Odum School awards small grants to a number of our graduate students. This past year ten small grants were awarded for an overall $20,000 of funding. This funding was primarily provided by the Eugene and William Odum Ecology Fund and the IDEA Board, Dean Gittleman’s advisory board. This funding plays an important role in supporting the research efforts of our graduate students.
Katherine Zarada is an ecology and biochemistry double major and one of the first two recipients—ecology major Rachel Usher is the other—of the Ron Carroll and Carol Hoffman Costa Rica Travel Award. As a thank you to Ron, Carol and all those alumni, faculty, staff and friends who made contributions honoring Ron's retirement, Katherine has shared her Costa Rica experience.
Columbus attorney James E. Butler, Jr. established the Butler Fellowships with a $1 million gift to the Institute of Ecology in 2006. The fellowships are for graduate students studying environmental issues including water quality and land use. A lifetime of experiences beginning with a love of fishing in Georgia's rivers instilled in James Butler a deep regard for the environment.