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Robert Thornton Memorial Award

Established in memory of Professor Robert Thornton, this award honors his distinguished contributions to undergraduate teaching and education and will help inspire others to emulate his commitment. This annual award will be given to one or more outstanding undergraduate student(s) in the Department of Plant Biology with an interest in pursuing a career in a biotechnology-related field. When the fund balance reaches the minimum threshold, the fund will be permanently endowed.


Shari Kawelo
Executive Director of Development
[email protected]
(530) 752-2097 (Phone)
(530) 752-2604 (Fax)

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Student Support

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
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Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294