NDSU Extension Services Celebrates Centennial

January 11, 2014

NDSU Extension Service celebrates its centennial this year. It was created to extend knowledge created at NDSU to North Dakotans. It continues to improve the economic and social well-being of the state. A recent national study on ag research and Extension found $20 of benefit for each $1 invested.

 The Valspar Corp. and NDSU have announced two new scholarship programs to provide opportunities for students studying coatings and polymeric materials at the university. The Valspar Foundation will contribute $20,000 to support up to five graduate student scholarships and a new program for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

NDSU is one of 12 institutions selected for a pilot program to improve student success, retention and completion rates. The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education invited NDSU for its Gateways to Completion process. The program provides tools for faculty and staff to analyze student and institutional performance in introductory gateway courses.