Suffolk University Receives $10 Million Gift From Alumnus - NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

Suffolk University Receives $10 Million Gift From Alumnus

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Suffolk University Receives $10 Million Gift From Alumnus

    Suffolk University says a graduate has pledged a record $10 million to the school for a scholarship fund.

    The gift, the largest single alumni donation in the university's history, will fund scholarships for students in need from Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports Suffolk will name a new classroom building after the donor, Leonard Samia.

    Samia earned a bachelor's degree from Suffolk in 1969, and his two daughters are graduates. He is president and chief executive of The Samia Companies, a real estate company.

    Samia says Suffolk has made an enormous difference in his life and he would not be where he is today without it.

    Pigeon Beauty Contest Held in Iraq

    [NATL] Pigeon Beauty Contest Held in Iraq

    More than 300 trumpeter pigeons competed in an Iraqi beauty contest. It’s the first of its kind in the country, according to pageant organizers.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018)

    Interim university president Marisa Kelly says the school is grateful for the generous gift.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android