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West Virginia State Lands $300,000 Gift From Donor
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 2, 2012 3:20 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 3:26 PM EDT
Institute , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Less than a month after receiving an anonymous $1 million gift, West Virginia State University has landed a $300,000 donation from another anonymous donor that will be used to support the school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
Chief of Staff Donna Simon said Friday that the name of the anonymous donor for the most recent gift will not be unveiled until January or February at the request of the donor.
In addition to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, the money will fund a faculty position in bio-energy research. The funds also will help the “research rookies” program that seeks to involve students in research early in the process.
“We are thrilled to be able to promote research programs for our students, especially first- and second-year students, and get them doing research with nationally acclaimed researchers and faculty members,” Simon said.
This marks the second recent large gift for the school. West Virginia State less than a month ago received a $1 million gift that will be evenly split between building a new athletic complex and providing student scholarships, Simon said. Another $200,000 has been committed toward the athletic complex by the W Club, a national group that promotes collegiate sports.
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