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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It is rare that an individual makes major contributions in each essential component of academic life - teaching, research and service. Eugene Pleasants Odum (September 17, 1913-August 10, 2002) accomplished just that.
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.