Victor Burke Memorial Endowment

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Join us to support graduate students doing research in medical microbiology or to purchase specialized equipment to carry out such research.

Dr. Burke came to Washington State College in 1921 as an Assistant Professor of Bacteriology within the Botany Department.  He became Professor of Bacteriology in 1924 and in 1925 was made Head of the Department of Bacteriology, a position he held for the following 22 years. The first Ph.D. degree granted by WSC was awarded to a student working under his direction.  He strove to teach his students to think and to reason, as well as train them thoroughly in research methods.

Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.

To make a gift by mail:

Please make your check out to “WSUF” (Washington State University Foundation) and indicate the fund name. Send the check to:

College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

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