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Hampton University Alum Donates $1 Million To The School

A Hampton University alum who passed away earlier this year has left a hearty monetary donation behind for the school to the tune of $1 million.

via Hampton University Website

The Hampton University School of Nursing (HUSON) was recently awarded a $1 million gift, donated by HU Alumna Dr. Lois Price Spratlen’54 who passed away in March. Spratlen earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from HU. The funding is to establish The Lois Price Spratlen Endowed Chair (LPSEC) within the school, and the selected professor will focus on mental and community health research.

Upon the appointment, the first of its kind at the HUSON, the LPSEC will help to ensure the future of the mental and community health research focus at HU, as the school seeks to grow its profile and impact regionally and nationally, officials said.

“This opportunity is momentous,” said HU SON Dean Deborah Jones. “It affords us the opportunity to expand our research projects to include mental, and community health research. This funding is also the impetus for our department broadening our reach and training students who can serve in the mental health community.”

What a grand gesture for this man to share such a large gift with his alma mater!

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