Penn State’s College of Nursing Receives Historic $27M Gift

Penn State’s College of Nursing has received a pledged gift of $27.125 million from Ross and Carol Nese, longtime supporters of the college. It is the largest gift ever given to the College of Nursing and the second-largest single commitment to an academic unit in Penn State’s history. In honor of the Neses’ “landmark commitment,” the college will rename the college in their name.

What’s more, the couple’s gift will be coupled with $17.9 million in matching funds from Penn State, providing “a combination of endowed and outright funding for scholarships, faculty and program support.”

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