Dr. Linda M. Pote served the CVM for 30 years as a professor in the Department of Basic Sciences. She retired as Professor Emerita. On September 26, 2016, at the age of 63, Dr. Pote passed away at her home in Starkville. As a memorial to Linda, friends and family would like to plant a tree on the grounds of the Wise Center. The memorial tree will be planted near the Gingko tree planted in memory of Hannah Pote, Linda and Jonathan Pote’s daughter. The cost for establishing this long-lasting memorial is $5,750. Gifts for memorial trees cover the cost of the tree, a metal plaque and care for the tree during the first year of growth. The gift also provides for replanting and replacement of the tree over time. To contribute to this special memorial, gifts can be mailed to the CVM Office of Development, P.O Box 6100, MS State, MS 39762. Checks should be made payable to the MSU Foundation and on the memo line of your check, indicate that your contribution is for the Linda Pote Memorial Tree Fund-403052. You can also make a gift at www.msufoundation.msstate.edu.
What a fitting way to recognize and honor Linda’s important professional accomplishments and her positive impact on the lives of many students, colleagues and friends!