The Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology
The Suter Science Seminar series is made possible by the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in biology. The endowment was named in honor of long-time Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006). The endowment was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds. The long term goal is to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support our distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students.
Dr. Roman Miller, Emeritus Professor of Biology from 1986 to 2016, served as the Daniel B. Suter Endowed Chair for the entirety of his term at EMU, ending June 2016. Dr. Stephen Cessna, Professor of Biochemistry, assumed the chair position in July of 2016 for a six-year term.
Endowment income is annually divided into three categories:
- faculty salary support through an endowed chair position
- program portion that provides monies for seminars, research projects with EMU students, and special projects
- several named scholarships, which are annually awarded to selected students majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and environmental sustainability
Persons interested in contributing to the Daniel B. Suter Endowment are invited to
Kirk Shisler, Vice President for Advancement
Or use the link below to make your gift today.
For more information about the Suter Science Seminars contact:
Office Coordinator, Suter Science Center
Eastern Mennonite University