TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana State University graduate who went on to a decades-long career in manufacturing has donated $250,000 to the western Indiana school for the creation of a new cancer research center.
School officials say the gift from Rich Porter and his wife, Robin, will provide a “transformational boost” to the university’s cancer research.
It will support five research fellows who will focus on research.
The Tribune-Star reports the research center will be named after the Porters and be located in ISU’s Science Building.
Rich Porter graduated from ISU in 1977 with a business management degree. He’s had a 40-year career in the manufacturing business.
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