University of Vermont

A charitable bequest from Louise Raynor’s estate established an endowed scholarship fund for graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ department of plant biology. Raynor specialized in plant diversity and plant micro-technique courses in the University of Vermont botany department from 1946-1968. Her exquisitely prepared paraffin sections of a remarkable array of plants showing the beauty of plant interiors are still part of the department’s teaching collection. She retired as an associate professor. Raynor, 98, died in 2010.