As part of their 50th reunion gift, the Cornell College class of 1958 has donated over $677,000 to Cornell to endow the environmental studies program and to fund a scholarship in environmental studies.

The gift honors long-time geology professor Herb Hendriks, who started one of the first environmental studies programs in the country at Cornell in 1975. The gift is being coordinated by lead donors Gib Drendel and John Mark Dean.

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