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Mary Kathryn Campbell, PhD ’60 Enriches the Sciences Through a $3 Million Bequest

Alumni Relations - December 9, 2016

In 2011, Mary Kathryn Campbell, PhD ’60, a professor at Mount Holyoke College and the author of numerous collegiate chemistry textbooks, established the Mary Kathryn Campbell Fund for Scientific Discovery in Chemistry at Rosemont College through a generous bequest.  Following her death in 2014, Rosemont received a total of $3,072,846, as the result of her thoughtful estate planning.  The College is very grateful to Mary for her foresight in establishing the Fund through her will.  The Fund will enrich the lives of students and faculty in the sciences for decades to come.  Recent purchases made possible by the Fund include:

  • classroom furniture containing electrical hook-ups for laptops and other devices
  • audio visual equipment and new sympodiums for use by faculty in the classroom
  • state-of-the-art anatomically correct human models
  • laboratory instrumentation to analyze samples
  • restoration of the coral reef

Future uses of the Fund will include additional upgrades to classrooms and laboratories, as well as internship and research funding and faculty development funding.