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Date 04 May 1996 20:40:47


95389                      COLLEGE NEWS 
                         By Julian Shipp 
GREENEVILLE, Tenn.--Tusculum College received the largest gift in its 
200-year history Oct.  13 when Scott and Nikki Niswonger pledged $2.5 
million toward the college's immediate future capital plans. Tusculum 
College's future plans include the construction of a Commons Building, 
which will house much of the college's student life offices, dining hall, 
classrooms, meeting rooms, and completely new athletic facilities, 
including a gymnasium and physical education and training facilities. 
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--The Drummond Company of Birmingham, Ala., recently gave 
$10,000 to Stillman College as payment on its pledge of $40,000 to fund 
scholarships for students at Stillman, according to college president 
Cordell Wynn. The donation from the Drummond Company brings its total 
giving to $30,000 toward fulfilling its pledge. 
MONMOUTH, Ill.--Sue Ann Huseman was inaugurated as the 11th president of 
Monmouth College during ceremonies Oct. 14 at the college's Wallace Hall 
Plaza. Huseman, 50, came to Monmouth in 1994 from Maine, where she was 
acting president of the University of Maine-Farmington. A native of St. 
Louis, she graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, earned her 
master's degree from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from the University 
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She began her academic career as an 
instructor of French at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1969. She remained 
at IWU for 20 years, serving as director of the humanities division, 
co-director of the International Studies Program, and associate dean for 
academic affairs before becoming vice president for academic affairs and 
provost at the University of Maine in 1989. 
HASTINGS, Neb.--Dr. Richard Hoover was inaugurated as the 13th president of 
Hastings College Oct. 10 during a ceremony in the college's Kiewit 
Gymnasium.  A native of Dalmatia, Pa., Hoover earned his undergraduate 
degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in science from The Pennsylvania 
State University, a master's degree in foundations of education at 
Rutgers-The State University , in New Brunswick, N.J., and a doctorate in 
higher education administration from Florida State University. 
     Hoover's appointment as president was approved unanimously by the 
Hastings College board of trustees last April following a six-month search 
that attracted more than 100 applicants. He assumed the presidency July 1, 

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