Posted September 11, 2012
On September 26, 2012, members of the Quinney family and representatives of the foundation that bears the family name gathered with Utah State University and its College of Natural Resources to celebrate the foundation's longstanding support and a most recent donation of $10 million. At the gathering, the college's new name was unveiled: the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources.
For more than two decades, the Quinney Foundation has
funded College of Natural Resources Undergraduate
Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships to support students in their academic endeavors. The undergraduate
scholars have filled student leadership positions such as peer mentors,
teaching fellows and student club leaders. The research work of graduate
fellows has yielded valuable contributions to science and resource
management. Current research pursuits include management of invasive
species, range rejuvenation, road and animal ecology, stream restoration
and recreation resources. Quinney undergraduate and graduate alums
progress to diverse leadership positions in federal, state and private
natural resources organizations.
Through Web links to the right and below, learn more about the remarkable Quinney Family along with the students and programs who have benefited from their vision.
JANET'S GROVE: Outside USU's Natural Resources Building, a memorial statue of Janet Quinney Lawson (1922-2008), the daughter of S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney, graces the shady grove of Green Ash trees. Created by Utah artist Kraig Varner, Janet's likeness reminds scholars and visitors of Utah's faithful champion of environmental education, conservation and community service.