The George T. and Marina T. Barthalmus
Life Sciences Scholarship Endowment

The George T. and Marina T. Barthalmus Life Sciences Scholarship Endowment provides support in perpetuity for students in life sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.

Dr. Barthalmus, who passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2011, was a 1965 baccalaureate alumnus of Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, received an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from Pennsylvania State University (1967 and 1970, respectively). He joined the North Carolina State University zoology faculty as an assistant professor in 1970, was named associate professor in 1977 and professor in 1984. He was undergraduate coordinator for Zoology from 1993 to 1994. In 1994, he became assistant director of academic programs, and was appointed interim associate dean and director of academic programs in 1997. Dr. Barthalmus was named to the position permanently in 1998. During his career at NC State, he demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to the College's students and a staunch advocacy of dynamic academic programs, strengthened advising, and increased scholarship support and enhanced experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates. His many honors and awards included:

  • Academy of Outstanding Teachers, 1971, 1982, 1985
  • Alumni Distinguished Professor, 1993
  • College Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty Adviser, 1993-1994
  • Nominee to Gamma Sigma Delta, 1996
  • Agriculture & Life Sciences Council Award, 1996-97
  • North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta, Honorary Associate Membership, 1998
  • NC State University Chapter Phi Kappa Phi, Honorary Faculty Initiate, 1998 and President, 2000-2001
With E. J. Noga, Dr. Barthalmus held a U.S. patent for a method of inhibiting the growth of melanin-pigmented cells. He has authored or co-authored dozens of articles in refereed journals.

You may remember Dr. B through tax-deductible contributions to the George T. and Marina T. Barthalmus Life Sciences Scholarship Endowment in the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation: here

If you prefer, you may mail your check payable to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., to Campus Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695 (Attn: Chris Wessel).  Please include a note letting us know the gift is in memory of Dr. Barthalmus. For more information, please call Chris at 919-515-7678 or email