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Pittsburg State receives $5 million gift

March 9, 2012

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— Pittsburg State University officials say a $5 million gift will help efforts to build a Fine and Performing Arts Center.

University officials announced Thursday the gift in honor of Pittsburg State alumnus and former Wal-Mart President H. Lee Scott, who is also the brother of university president Steve Scott.

The gift was made through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation with support from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports the gift is the second largest in the university's history.

The university has raised close to $20 million of the estimated $30 million cost of the center.

University students also are considering a referendum to increase student fees to fund several projects. If approved, it would raise another $7 million for the arts center.

Comments

Fossick 3 years, 2 months ago

Hey, where are all the "Wal Mart Hates Education" posters?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 2 months ago

Lots of mob bosses were regular church goers. Just sayin'.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 2 months ago

Well, amigito/a, recent news from Mexico indicates the comparison isn't all that inapt. Verdad?

Fossick 3 years, 2 months ago

"comparison isn't all that inapt. Verdad?"

Granted. But I sure find it interesting that all the "Wal Mart hates education" folks go dead silent when the the company gives a state institution the second largest if has ever received.

What's the matter, someone not willing to give the devil his due?

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