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Delta State to celebrate largest ever gift to the university

Delta stateDelta State University will celebrate the largest private donation in the institution’s history with a gift presentation at the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

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Robert E. Smith

The gift will be presented on behalf of the Robert E. Smith Estate, and all students, faculty, staff, alumni, patrons, media and friends are invited to attend.

Remarks will be be given by President William N. LaForge, Executive Director of the Foundation Keith Fulcher, Dean of the School of Nursing Dr. Lizabeth Carlson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Charles McAdams, President Emeritus Dr. Kent Wyatt, President of the Foundation Board Anne Wynn Weissinger, Robert E. Smith scholarship recipient Ruth Ann Lopez Luciano and others.

Smith’s cumulative support, through gifts during his lifetime as well as through his estate, bestows him the distinction of being the largest individual donor in the history of Delta State. The celebration next week is to honor Smith’s goal of transforming healthcare in the Mississippi Delta.

For more information on attending the presentation, giving to Delta State or the School of Nursing, please visit www.deltastate.edu or call 662-846-4704.

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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