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Date 25 May 1996 05:35:20

23 May 1996 
96192                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--Stillman College president Dr. Cordell Wynn has announced 
his plans for retirement from the college effective June 30, 1997. Wynn was 
elected president in October of 1981 and assumed the presidency in January 
1982. Prior to that, he was dean and professor at the Alabama A&M 
University  School of Education. He was also assistant dean and professor 
in the School of Education at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Wynn, 
who has had a long and illustrious career at Stillman, said he wanted to 
retire while he is still productive. A search committee for Wynn's 
successor has been appointed. 
STORM LAKE, Iowa--Dr. Richard Lampe, executive vice president and dean of 
faculty at Buena Vista University, was named president-elect of the Iowa 
Academy of Science at the academy's meeting in April. He will serve three 
years, one year as president elect, one year as president, and one year as 
past president. Lampe has recently completed a three-year term on the 
academy's board of directors. A 1969 graduate of Buena Vista, he has been a 
biology professor and dean of the BVU School of Science.  Lampe continues 
to serve as executive vice president and dean of the faculty. 
EASTON, Pa.--The Union Pacific Foundation has made a grant of $100,000 to 
Lafayette College to endow its Community Outreach Center. Through the 
center, which was established in 1991, approximately 700 of Lafayette's 
2,000 students are active annually in more than 20 programs of sustained 
voluntary community service. The grant includes an outright gift of $50,000 
payable in equal installments in 1996 and 1997. The remainder is in the 
form of  a challenge grant in effect until June 30, 1997. Union Pacific 
will match, on a 1-to-2 basis, alumni contributions to the outreach 
center's endowment, up to a maximum of $50,000 additional support from 
Union Pacific. 
WAUKESHA, Wis.--A Carroll College trustee and his wife are giving $1.2 
million to the college's endowment and to support campus capital 
improvements. The gift is from Pershing E. MacAllister and his wife, Becky, 
of Indianapolis, Ind. MacAllister, a 1940 Carroll graduate, stepped down 
two years ago after 17 years as chair of the Carroll College Board of 
Trustees. He continues to serve as a member of the board. 
CLINTON, S.C.--Presbyterian College has received a cash gift worth nearly 
$4 million--the largest in the 116-year history of the institution and 
among the largest cash gifts ever given to any college in South Carolina, 
college president Kenneth B. Orr announced recently. The gift was made by 
an individual who wishes not to be identified at this time, Orr said.  The 
donor has designated $1.5 million for the construction of a new residence 
hall and the remainder to be used for restricted purposes to be determined 
at a later date. 

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