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.

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney

"Gifts of Greatness - A Biography"

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.

Quinney Undergraduate Scholar Highlights

Quinney Graduate Fellow Highlights

Quinney Library and Teaching Labs

Quinney-Funded Seed Projects

Janet Quinney Lawson Building

Quinney Alumni Highlights