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Wichita State receives $1 million gift

WICHITA, Kansas - John A. See hopes his gift of $1 million to Wichita State University not only will recognize exceptional projects, but also will spur private investors and others to back them.

See has given $1 million to establish the John A. See Research Award, a prize for WSU faculty and students who are conducting outstanding research or producing other significant work, the WSU Foundation announced. Awards would be made as warranted and could vary widely in amount.

Though not an alumnus of Wichita State, See has been a generous supporter, saying he recognizes the importance of higher education and believes in WSU's commitment to growth and pioneering work.

In 2011, he created the John A. See Engineering Scholarship, providing nine scholarships a year to juniors and seniors.

In 2007, he created the John A. See Endowed Health and Emergency Fund, which helps students with emergency medical expenses not covered by insurance.

See, who was director of flight test and prototype development at Boeing until his retirement in 1985, said he was interested in supporting research and other work




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