Hal Marcus, a true friend - never to be forgotten
Mr. Hal Marcus, the college’s benefactor and namesake, recently passed away. Hal was a true friend of the college and left an impact not to be forgotten. In 2016 Hal donated $5,000,000 to the college, and henceforth, we will always be known as the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. Hal’s wishes for the donation were to help students be successful in STEM areas. In response, the college has increased its capacity for student engagement and success, and has given students learning opportunities otherwise unavailable. Because of Hal’s generosity, the college has been able to fund, in part or full, the following:
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- Research Away Experience Program
- BioBoot Camp
- STEM Living Learning Community
- Student Scholarships
- Great Minds lecture series
- Graduate Student Research Awards
- Graduate Assistantships
- Chemistry and Math success sessions
- Faculty and student research equipment
Hal’s generosity is felt in all parts of the college. Because of him, student lives have been forever changed. And because of Hal, the college has been able to continue student funding, engagement, and success programs throughout a pandemic.
Hal is a good man and he will be missed. May he rest in peace and may his contributions continue to be a driving force for impacting student and faculty success.