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      Donation honors former Lawrence president

      Former Lawrence University President Richard Warch and his wife, Margot (Courtesy Lawrence University)
      Former Lawrence University President Richard Warch and his wife, Margot (Courtesy Lawrence University)
      APPLETON - Lawrence University has received a $1 million donation in honor of one of its longest-serving leaders.

      College leaders say an anonymous donor gave the money to establish the Richard and Margot Warch Fund for Scholarly Research. The fund will support faculty scholarship, travel expenses, student research support and the purchase of research materials, including instruments and books.

      Richard Warch was Lawrence’s president from 1979-2004. He is the second-longest-serving president in the university’s history. He died at age 74 in September.