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Joseph and Jane (Schuster) Falcone Biology Endowment for Scholarship and Research

Scholarship(s) and research support to junior and senior level undergraduate students majoring in Biology. Priority consideration shall be given to students enrolled in the newly established Biology Honors Program and/or students showing interest in Plant Biology. To be eligible to benefit from the scholarship and/or research support, student(s) must show evidence of scholastic merit and dedication to pursuing a career in the field. AND/OR Support for the Greenhouse as a teaching tool. Examples of such activities are: plant biology instruction, research, student internship(s) that support greenhouse activities. The Falcones own and operate Falcone Farms, one of the most successful farming operations in Western New York, in nearby Silver Creek. Its 500 acres of Concord grapes makes Falcone Farms a major player in the grape-growing industry and Joseph (’74), the third generation in his family to operate the farm, currently serves as president of National Grape Cooperative and chairman of the board of directors of Welch’s, the food processing and marketing division of National Grape. Jane is manager of Falcone Farms Apples. Falcone Farms includes another 2,200 acres devoted to beans, vegetables, apples and small grains. The Falcones met at Fredonia when Joseph, a graduate of Alfred University, was a teaching assistant pursuing a master’s in Biology, and the former Jane Schuster (’74) was pursuing her bachelor’s in Biology and performing undergraduate research. Strong supporters of Fredonia, the Falcones created the Joseph C. and Jane E. (Schuster) Falcone Biology Endowment fund through the Fredonia College Foundation to provide scholarships to Biology majors. The greenhouse in the new Science Center bears their name.

Biology Department

  • 221 Science Center State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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