Hiram College Receives $1 Million for Conservation Studies

Hiram College in Ohio has announced a $1 million gift from the Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation for scholarships and to expand its conservation research and natural resource stewardship programming.

The gift from the foundation will support scholarships for biology and chemistry students, as well as faculty and student research at Hiram's 500-plus-acre James H. Barrow Field Station and stewardship of the field station's natural resources. The facility is home to lush wetlands; a large, uncut maple-beech forest; and a wildlife conservation program.

"The Frohring family has long supported our beloved Hiram College, its unique field station, and the hands-on and personalized learning opportunities we offer there and throughout the campus," said Hiram College president Lori Varlotta. "This most recent and very generous gift will further enhance the field station and bolster the college’s curricular and co-curricular offerings in sustainability."