$1 million will support deserving scholarships for accounting or finance students. The remaining 1 million will power the Sawyer Library’s collection.
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BANGOR, Maine, March 8, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Husson College today announced it received a $2 million gift from the legacy of philanthropist John M. Webber. His first million dollar gift was John M. Webber Husson College business scholarship fundThe fund provides financial assistance to deserving Husson University College of Business students with a preference for students majoring in accounting or finance.
“We are forever grateful to Mr. Webber for creating this fund. His support will help keep education of the next generation of financial talent affordable here in Hasson,” said Mr. said Dr. Robert “Bobby” Duron, associate professor and director of the university’s accounting department. “His donation will also benefit members of his community of Maine businesses. Our expertise will continue to benefit local nonprofit and for-profit organizations.”
The second $1 million donation is John M. Webber Husson University Library Endowment FundThe funds will help support purchases that enhance the Sawyer Library’s collections.
“The Sawyer Library plays an important role in supporting a wide range of intellectual pursuits here at Husson,” said MLIS’s Shelly Davis, the university’s chief librarian. “Mr. Webber’s generous gift will help ensure that Hasson students continue to have access to high-quality informational resources, which is key to their growth as both knowledgeable professionals and enthusiastic citizens.” becomes.
John M. Webber was no stranger to philanthropy. His family has a long history of supporting education at Hasson and other institutions. His father, G. Perth Webber, was the principal donor at the university where he founded the G. Perth Weber Campus Center and his G. Perth and Florence (Pitts) Weber Scholarship. Webber’s father also donated the first research equipment to Hasson’s Marine Science and Research Education Center. In addition, he founded the “Acorn Fund” which contributed to the institution’s success in the late 1980s.
John’s father, G. Perth Webber, became the fourth generation to take over Webber Timberland, a private owner of the largest commercial forest land in the state. He donated large sums of money to Hasson, the YMCA, and the University of Maine. In addition, G. Perth Webber was a member of the boards of directors of the YMCA, Hasson College, Eastern He Main He Charities, Good Samaritan Agency, UMaine, and Katadin Area Council. His name can be seen on his G. Perth Weber camp building at Hasson College and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, YMCA.
“From an early age, Uncle John appreciated the positive impact that a college education and experience could have on aspiring students,” said Steve Spetnagel, Webber’s nephew. The stimulating conversation gave Uncle John the opportunity to share his insights and incorporate the views of others.At a quality school like Hasson, the University’s resources are robust, plentiful and up-to-date. Making sure there is always been a priority for John Webber.
“The past gifts my uncle made to Husson University show how important scholarship support was to him. It will ensure that Uncle John’s passion and desire to provide aspiring scholars with top-notch educational resources will continue into the future.”
Dr. Marie Hansen, Dean of the University of Hasson School of Business, shares John Webber’s passion for education. “A college education not only opens the door to career opportunities in the business world, but it also enables personal growth. An education helps students think critically and consider issues from multiple perspectives,” she says. will help.”
“That’s why the John M. Weber Husson University Business Scholarship Fund is so important,” continues Hansen. “This helps pay for a college education that opens our students to new possibilities. He is one of the most affordable colleges.”
Husson’s president, Dr. Robert A. Clarke, PhD, CFA, feels that bequests from family and friends at the university play an important role in supporting the education of the university and its students. “Bequests not only help advance our mission, but also allow donors to create a lasting legacy,” Clark said. “Donors often make large donations through bequests that further their legacy through the charities that mean the most to them. John Webber is one such person and the donation he made will benefit Hasson students for generations to come.”
for about 125 years, Hasson College demonstrates its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that enable future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. Committed to providing affordable classroom, online, and experiential learning opportunities, Hasson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Features of Husong Education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality educational programs in business. health and education; pharmaceutical research; science and humanities; and communication.According to an analysis of tuition and fees by US News & World Report, Hasson College is one of the most affordable private universities in New England. Visit Husson.edu to learn more about educational opportunities that lead to personal and professional success.
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