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Date 04 May 1996 16:05:57


96103                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
CARLINVILLE, Ill.--Florence McMichael, a generous benefactor of Blackburn 
College, recently donated $10,000 to the college. This money is the latest 
in a series of contributions that have totaled over $50,000. McMichael is 
an alumna of the class of 1925 and her donations have been used for 
numerous purposes, including a technological upgrading of the college's 
Lumpkin Library. 
WAUKESHA, Wis.--An anonymous donor has made a $1.4 million commitment to 
Carroll College to support educational programs, according to Dean Rein, 
vice president for college advancement. The gift commitment has been 
designated for the college's endowment to support student scholarships, 
guest lectures, faculty fellowships and educational equipment. The donor 
asked not to be identified, Rein said, but the latest commitment will push 
the college's endowment to $19 million, up 30 percent from the $14.5 
million of three years ago. The college recently received more than 
$600,000 from the estate of Edgar Thronson of West Chester, Pa., a former 
student and trustee, for the Edgar and Edna Thronson Endowed Chair in 
DUBUQUE, Iowa--Dr. John J. Agria, president of the University of Dubuque, 
has been appointed to the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court by 
chief justice Arthur A. McGiverin. Agria began his term of service with the 
commission on Jan. 1, 1996, and will serve for a period of two years, The 
appointment is subject to senate confirmation. Agria is the only appointee 
from Dubuque. 
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.--Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of 
Northern Ireland presented the Wayne Christy Memorial Lectureship at 
Westminster College March 8 in conjunction with the inauguration of the 
Westminster College Peace & Conflict Resolution Center.  Maguire is 
co-founder of Community of the Peace People, Northern Ireland, a program 
that brings Catholics and Protestants together. She was a joint recipient 
of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976. The new Peace Center at Westminster seeks 
to express in the context of higher education the vision brought to the 
churches through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 
TULSA, Okla.--Bob Lawless, president and chief executive officer of Texas 
Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since 
1989, has been named The University of Tulsa's new president. Prior to his 
Texas Tech presidency, Lawless served first as vice president-finance and 
chief financial officer (1982-85) and then as executive vice president and 
chief operations officer (COO) (1985-89) for Southwest Airlines in Dallas. 
As COO, he was responsible for all aspects of airlines operations. 

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