Dr. Abdorrahman "Abdo" Alghamdi was born on September 13, 1969 in Bini Saeed, Saudi Arabia, where he was also raised. He began his studies at King Saud University where he earned his VMD and continued on to his English Program at Cornell University, earning his Masters, then his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He started his teaching career at Truman State University where he developed a love for teaching. Following that he worked at UMC teaching undergraduate students in many pre-veterinary and agricultural based programs, recently receiving his tenure. His research beyond teaching has not only inspired and been referenced, but also published in many areas of his field of research. He was well loved and respected all over the world for his intelligence, cooperation, and most of all his infectious smile, and kind heart. He tackled this world and all it had to offer with a great passion.
His friends are also his family. The number of friends has been limitless and abundant of which shall carry his legacy on for generations. In honor of Abdo's legacy, an endowment fund has been established to carry on his love for students, undergraduate research and colloaboration. The Abdo Alghamdi Animal Science Undergraduate Research Program Fund was established in his memory and his efforts to raise undergraduate research programs to expand the minds of students seeking and furthering their education.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide funding to the University of Minnesota Crookston and its Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to support the animal science undergraduate research program and to encourage collaborative efforts with other campuses and programs in the University system.
Dr. Abdorrahman "Abdo" Alghamdi was 47 years old when he passed away, Tuesday, August, 8, 2017, however through this endowment, his memory, glorious smile, and deep care for students will live on forever. Please consider a gift to support growing this endowment honoring Abdo.