Through a generous gift by Suzanne Mahlburg Kay (BS, ’69; MS, ’72) and Robert W. Kay, an endowment has been established to fund, in perpetuity, an annual award of at least $1,000 to an outstanding graduate student in the department. Sue was inspired to donate in Jim’s honor by their shared experiences as graduate students, long term friendship, and common scientific interests. Many people were connected with Jim through his 35-year association with Illinois as a student, a faculty member, and an administrator- all are invited to contribute to this new endowment.  To donate, visit the department’s Giving Page.