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Gift establishes endowed graduate fellowship in vegetable crops

The Department of Horticulture has received a donation from UW alumni Steve and Christa Slinger to establish an endowed graduate fellowship in vegetable crops in the department. The Slingers, who are vegetable farmers in the Randolph area, have had a long association with UW-Madison and with the Department of Horticulture, and have committed a gift of $200,000 to establish this endowed fellowship.

Their gift will receive a “Nicholas Match,” which will double its value to $400,000. In 2015, the Nicholas family pledged to match new gifts toward fellowships at UW-Madison.

The Slinger fellowship is to be used at the discretion of the department to support graduate students working with horticulture faculty on research involving vegetable crops.

This news was first shared on the horticulture department website