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Monsanto Visits Campus, Greenhouse

Fontbonne University recently hosted representatives from Monsanto Company, a longtime friend of the university, for an appreciation event on campus. In addition to other gifts throughout the past 20 years, the company gave Fontbonne a gift of $100,000 in 2009 to develop the Monsanto Greenhouse, a sophisticated structure that gives biology students the space and equipment needed to learn essential, hands-on experience within their field.  

The appreciation event included a breakfast, a tour of Anheuser-Busch Hall, including the Monsanto Greenhouse and the physical science laboratories, a welcome by university President Dr. Dennis Golden, and a presentation by faculty and students showcasing the continuing impact of Monsanto’s gifts.

“Fontbonne shares the mission on which Monsanto is founded; helping people realize their dreams and inspiring them to enroll others in that vision,” said Dr. Dennis Golden, Fontbonne president. “Their gift helps us create a modern, engaging learning environment for our students, equipping them with the tools they need to go out into the world and make a difference.”

The Monsanto Greenhouse is located on the second floor of the university’s Anheuser-Busch Hall, formerly the Science Building. It features a complete environmental control system, motorized roof vent, motorized shading system, irrigation system, workstations and a storage area. The structure and technology allow for eventual program expansion and internal collaboration with Fontbonne’s dietetics department.

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PHOTO: Monsanto and Fontbonne representatives tour the Monsanto Greenhouse.