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Alumni Giving

Private gifts are one of the important reasons that Tennessee Tech Chemistry is the outstanding department it is today. Gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and staff, students, and private companies/foundations have enabled the department to outfit 21st Century classrooms, purchase cutting-edge instrumentation and award scholarships on an annual basis. These additional enhancements and opportunities make Tennessee Tech Chemistry more attractive to students and have contributed to our increasing number of majors. None of this would have been possible without your generous and often continuing support.

There are a variety of giving opportunities available to you as a friend or alumnus of the chemistry department. This overview of our current needs and opportunities provides a starting point to help you find the most convenient and satisfying way to make a donation. You can also contact us if you have questions. Although there are guidelines and laws to be considered, the university is allowed to accept any lawful and nondiscriminatory gift that promotes our mission and for which there is no expectation of return or compensation. We are currently purchasing new equipment and funding undergraduate and graduate research with funds donated by alumni/friends. These needs increase annually, and without your support, we cannot meet many of these needs. You, as a member of the Tennessee Tech family, serve a vital role as we continue to grow in both reputation and number.

Designating Gifts to Chemistry

The following is a list of current chemistry and pre-professional endowments and unrestricted accounts where you can designate funds. If you desire to donate funds that can be immediately used by the chemistry department, you would select the "Chemistry Department Restricted Fund" or simply type “chemistry;” however, if you wish to contribute to a particular endowment or fund, we have many from which to select. When making a gift to the university through the use of the Tennessee Tech Online Giving Page , simply designate your gift by selecting "other" from within the dropdown box and enter your request.


Chemistry Department Endowments/Funds

  • Chemistry Department Restricted Fund
  • Chemistry Laboratory Modernization Endowment
  • Chemistry Faculty Enrichment Endowment
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Research Endowment
  • Chemistry Scholarship Endowment
  • Chemistry Colloquium Endowment
  • Cookeville Evening Lions Endowment
  • Vernon Allen Memorial Endowment
  • Howard G. Ashburn Memorial Endowment
  • Dr. & Mrs. James Cleveland Chemistry Scholarship Endowment
  • William L. Harper Endowment
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Bedford Hix Memorial Endowment
  • Ferris U. Foster Memorial Endowment
  • James P. and Willie R. Jewell Endowment
  • Eugene and Ruth Kline Undergraduate Chemistry Research Endowment
  • Lela M. McDowell-Blankenship Endowment
  • Scott and Christine Northrup Endowment
  • Parker Chemistry Award Endowment
  • Ogelsby Scholarship Fund
  • Alvin and Hilda Singer Memorial Endowment (CAS)
  • Robert L. Sublett Endowment
  • Swindell/Jackson Undergraduate Research Endowment

Pre-Professional Endowments/Funds

  • Health Sciences Restricted Pre-Professional Fund
  • Alvin W. Boyd Endowment
  • Dr. James R. and Dr. William L. Headrick Prehealth Sciences Endowment
  • Leroy Harkins Memorial Endowment
  • Chemical Medical Sciences Club Endowment
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. Fred Terry Endowment

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