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Earlier this year, Dan Jaffurs '89 established the George Walker Jaffurs Scholarship Fund in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture in honor of two special men named George: his own father, George Jaffurs, and George Walker, the father of the UNH professor who served as his undergraduate research mentor. Jaffurs, who dropped out of high school to play guitar and served a stint in the Air Force, was a nontraditional student at UNH, where his love of science—particularly biochemistry—was kindled by zoology professor Chuck Walker. He earned an M.D. and a doctorate after graduating from UNH and today is a craniofacial plastic surgeon in southern California specializing in cleft lip and palate repairs. The new fund will support nontraditional students, who Jaffurs hopes will find the kind of inspiration he did at UNH. "UNH always felt like home to me," he says.

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