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New fund to support students, mentoring

Meng Zhou and his advisor Andrew Novakovic

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Inspired by his experience as a graduate student at Cornell, Meng Zhou M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’96, has established the Andrew Novakovic and Meng Zhou Ph.D. Scholars Fund to support doctoral students in applied economics and management (AEM).

The fund is named to celebrate the relationship between Zhou and his doctoral advisor, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus Andrew Novakovic. Zhou earned a competitive Winrock International Fellowship to sponsor his master’s degree at Cornell.

“I have had a long wish to express my gratitude to Andrew, and I think this is the best way we can continue his care for students,” said Zhou, who is one of many advisees to have experienced Novakovic’s support. “I really want to help students to develop themselves, and this is the kind of spirit I want to be continued.”