Steve Todd '72 Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Brother Steven D. Todd ’72 is an Animal Sciences graduate and fourth-generation Arizonan who comes from an agriculture family with deep ties to Phoenix and Prescott. Steve was initiated into Phi Gamma Delta in 1969 and became involved as a campus leader eventually being selected to Bobcats, Senior Honorary. He was a member of the U of A Collegiate Livestock Judging Team and travelled to major competitions around the country.  Steve won the College of Agriculture livestock judging contest in his Junior year. He spent his professional career as an executive bank officer with a special focus in agricultural lending.

One lasting memory Steve shared was the time he was called into the Dean’s office and was handed a letter informing him he had been awarded a scholarship that would enable him to stay in school to finish his education. Just as importantly, it was an acknowledgement that one of his professors recognized his academic growth and believed in his potential. Steve never forgot how special the experience was and he decided to pay it forward by establishing a College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Science scholarship to recognize students who are following a similar path. His hope is that one or more of those recipients will do the same to support future students down the road.