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Dan and Chase Foster Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The family of Dan and Chase Foster have established this scholarship to honor the memory of these men, taken before their time, by helping new generations of agriculturists succeed in their academic careers.

Billy Daniel (Dan) Foster was born April 26, 1950 in Clovis, New Mexico to Bobbie Lou Kent and Billy Joe Foster. He graduated high school in Darrouzett, Texas in 1967, attended Tarleton State University and graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Animal Production. Later he completed his M.S. in Agricultural Technology from the University of Arizona.

Dan & Billye Berry were married in 1974 and lived in Northeast Texas for 21 years before moving to Arizona. Both Billye and Dan worked at the University of Arizona for 14 years. In 2010 they moved to Cookeville, TN where Billye became the Director of the School of Agriculture and Dan, now retired, became a gentleman farmer and Billye's greatest supporter. Dan was gifted with mechanical ability, working with livestock and in raising sons. He spent his career as a parent as the rock of the family. He passed away unexpectedly November 25, 2012.

William Chase Foster was born on December 28, 1983, the middle of three sons born to Dan & Billye Foster, in Paris, Texas. Chase was eleven when the family moved to Arizona. An alumnus of the University of Arizona, Chase was a proud Arizona Wildcat fan, a talented musician playing a variety of string instruments including the piano. Chase, like his father, was gifted mechanically and had joined the Navy headed for the nuclear engineering program. He believed in the value of family and friends and strived to support others as well as achieve his own dreams. Chase was killed in a vehicle accident December 17, 2009.
Scholarships associated with Dan and Chase Foster Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Dan and Chase Foster Memorial Endowed Scholarship