TSRI Names Graduate College "Kellogg School of Science and
Technology" in Honor of Janet and W. Keith Kellogg II
In honor of their extraordinary contributions to science
and education, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has named
its graduate college "The Kellogg School of Science and Technology"
for philanthropists Janet R. ("Jean") Kellogg and W. Keith
"The Kelloggs have been great benefactors of TSRI for many
years and their commitment to education is exceptional," says
TSRI President Richard Lerner. "We are grateful for their
extraordinary generosity and for their enthusiasm for the
discoveries taking place at TSRI."
For many years, the Kelloggs have been among the country's
most devoted philanthropists, giving generously through their
own estate and through a foundation established in memory
of Mr. Kellogg's parents, Helen and John Kellogg, the son
of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. Their support of the Kellogg
School of Science and Technology at TSRI brings together two
objectives in the Kelloggs' giving--support for science and
support for education.
The Kelloggs have been long-standing patrons of education,
giving generously to several institutions of higher education
in California and in the Chicago area, where they lived for
many years. Most notably, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
at Northwestern University was named in their honor.
The Kelloggs' commitment to science is evident in their
having established an endowed chair in chemistry and having
made a significant contribution towards the Arnold and Mabel
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences at TSRI. They also funded
the Continuing Care Unit at Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas
and the Kellogg Cancer Center in Evanston, Illinois.
"We are very pleased to have a name so synonymous with education
associated with our institute, which is committed to offering
the highest quality graduate education and to making seminal
discoveries in science," says Jeffery Kelly, vice president
for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at TSRI.
In less than 15 years, TSRI has built its Ph.D. program
into one of the most respected graduate programs in the country.
The 13-year-old Macromolecular and Cellular Structure and
Chemistry (MCSC) Program was recently ranked ninth overall
in the biological sciences and the 10-year-old Program in
Chemistry ranked sixth overall in chemistry in the April 15,
2002 edition of U.S. News & World Report. TSRI's Ph.D.
chemistry program was also ranked second in the nation in
"[The Kelloggs'] support of our graduate program ensures
state-of-the-art education for this country's finest young
minds," says Carlos Barbas, who holds the Janet and W. Keith
Kellogg II Chair in Molecular Biology. "The impact of this
gift will be felt for generations as these scientists mature
and contribute to our society the fruits of their graduate
In special recognition, TSRI will confer honorary doctorates
of science on the Kelloggs at this year's commencement ceremony
on May 17.