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$2M bequest to benefit students in plant sciences

Students in William Miller's horticulture class

The late professor Raymond T. Fox ’47, MS ’52, PhD ’56, renowned for his floral displays at Cornell events, devoted more than 50 years to floriculture teaching and outreach. Now, a bequest of approximately $2 million from his estate will enrich the educational experiences of future students in the plant sciences.

The Raymond and Vera Fox Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture Fund will support scholarships and fellowships as well as student participation in supplemental educational programs for undergraduate plant science students.

Fox began his Cornell career as an instructor in the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture in 1947. He subsequently earned his master’s and doctorate, also at Cornell, and was promoted to full professor in 1979, serving until his retirement in 1987. He died in 2019.

Learn more about Fox and his bequest.