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Foundation pledges $2.6M in support of UGA poultry science

Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA Todd Applegate, head of the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department, has been named the first holder of the R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Distinguished Professor in Poultry Science, which will now always be linked to the department head position, following a more than $2.6M donation pledge.

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ATHENS, Ga. — Gifts and pledges totaling more than $2.6 million from the R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation have established the R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Distinguished Professorship in Poultry Science to support programs in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

“Endowed professorships and chairs are critical to the University of Georgia’s ability to recruit and retain the very best faculty,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “These generous gifts from the R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation are helping us ensure that the poultry science department. . .

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