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Union College receives largest gift in 225-year history

Union College receives largest gift in 225-year history

WNYT Staff
Created: February 21, 2020 07:59 PM

SCHENECTADY - Union College has received what they say is the largest gift in their 225-year history.

Rich & Mary Templeton, who both graduated in 1980, have donated $51 million.

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Rich is CEO of Texas Instruments and Mary spent 14 years at GE. Both now live in Dallas.

The money will be used to start Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science - and for the recruitment and retention of women pursuing related degrees.

It will also help enhance the college's curriculum, faculty, and spaces.


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