Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Apr 30
Kendra Courson, Director for Special Events

On April 29 the college held an investiture ceremony for Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick, establishing him as the first holder of the Marjorie Fugate Fruin and Jerry E. Fruin Professorship of Land Economics. The ceremony was attended by colleagues and family of Dr. Sherrick, by friends and family of the Fruins, and by campus and college administrators. A dinner honoring the Fruins was enjoyed afterward.

As noted by Dean Robert Hauser, endowed professorships are among the university's most valued type of funding, and they reward faculty excellence in an incomparable manner. The Fruins' generous endowment supports--for as long as the university remains--the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, enhancing research, teaching, and outreach in agricultural finance, risk management, and land economics.

We thank the Fruins for their commitment, with a gift that will live and enliven their alma mater forever.

Provost Ilesanmi Adesida presents the investiture medallion to Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick.  

Dr. Sherrick's acceptance speech during his investiture ceremony.

Jerry E. Fruin, Marjorie Fugate Fruin, Claire Sherrick, Dr. Sherrick, Kris Sherrick, Dean Robert J. Hauser and Provost Adesida.