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UWGB receives $1 million donation

Crystal and Dr. Herbert Sandmire (Photo courtesy UWGB)
Crystal and Dr. Herbert Sandmire (Photo courtesy UWGB)
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GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's longest-running donors have matched a record for the single largest scholarship donation in the college's history.Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire donated $1 million toward scholarships for students intending to pursue careers in medical or related fields, UWGB announced Thursday. The Herbert F. and Crystal J. Sandmire Scholarship was established in 1987, and university leaders say the donation could provide dozens of additional scholarships."This generous gift will provide a tremendous boost for our Human Biology program and related areas, which are helping to prepare the medical professionals of tomorrow," UWGB Chancellor Gary Miller said in a news release. "Our regional economy depends on training and equipping more doctors and other professionals to provide the best care possible for the people of northeastern Wisconsin."Herbert Sandmire, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, was a UW-Green Bay community lecturer in human biology from 1968 to 1989. Crystal Sandmire graduated from UWGB in 1980 with a degree in communication arts, and was a charter member of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association. According to UWGB records, the Sandmires have made donations for 46 years in a row, the longest streak among university donors.The donation comes as the Medical College of Wisconsin prepares to open a satellite campus in the Green Bay area.
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