Category: Features


At five, Benjamin Parton simply wanted to be like his older violin-playing brother. His competitive streak of simply wanting to be better at strings than his brother waned as he honored his calling.

Vested in Promise

Timothy Deidesch and Mohammad Moniruzzaman are the first two recipients of the Penley Fellowship which provides a graduate student with resources to pursue a research project or creative endeavor of exceptional promise.

Impactful Results

Paying it forward placed the Department of Geography on the map for Neil Conner. A mostly privately funded cushion of financial support adds to the robust learning environment of the doctoral geography student.