Indiana State graduate’s $250K gift to create cancer center

Indiana

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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