JOEL and Suellen Newman believe in the possibilities of West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design, so they have endowed a fund that will help make those possibilities realities.
The Newmans have created the Joel & Suellen Newman Dean's Opportunities Fund, which will provide discretionary funds to support salaries, scholarships, research and other opportunities to advance the college's mission and goals.
Joel Newman is president of the American Feed Industry Assn. and was a 1971 graduate of the Davis College's program in animal and nutritional sciences. He presently serves as a member of the Davis College's Visiting Committee and Comprehensive Campaign Committee, demonstrating his belief in the college's growth and momentum.
According to the Newmans, some of the most creative and innovative learning experiences are not planned.
The fund has already created opportunities for Davis College faculty Kristen Matak and Marlon Knights, professors of human nutrition and foods and animal science, respectively, to attend the World Food Prize meetings and Bourlaug Dialogue International Symposium in October in Des Moines, Iowa.