Baker gift to support College of Agricultural Sciences LGBTQA student club
Students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences understand the importance of cultivating fields and growing crops. One group, Students for Cultivating Change, recognizes the need to grow something more — inclusion and diversity — and generous support from MeeCee Baker, a respected alumna of the college, will help advance its cause.
Baker recently created a $20,000 endowment named the "Baker Students for Cultivating Change Award," which will be given to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and have demonstrated advocacy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) community at the University through active membership with the Students for Cultivating Change club or a similar organization. In addition, she pledged $1,000 a year for the next five years for immediate support of the award.