Lincoln College Receives a $1 Million Donation

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Lincoln - Efforts to renovate Lincoln College's historic University Hall is getting another boost. The new Hall will honor the memory of the college's longtime president, Jack D. Nutt. 

Lincoln College President, Dr. David Gerlach, announced a $1 million donation from Lincoln College graduate and former trustee of the college, Wallace E. "Pat" Carroll, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 

"We are very pleased to acknowledge Pat Carroll's generous contribution, which will provide a fitting memorial to President Nutt, and also allow us to make important and much-needed renovations to this historic structure," Gerlach said.

Lincoln College will rename the first floor area of University Hall, which serves as the President's reception area and office and the Trustees room, as the "Jack D. Nutt Presidential Suite." Nutt served as president of Lincoln College from 1982 to 2002. He passed away in October 2004 at the age of 66. 

"I felt very privileged to have Jack Nutt as a professional acquaintance and personal friend," Carroll said. "For some time, I've wanted to find a way to honor Jack's work as an administrator and educator. This will be a great way to honor Jack and at the same time to show my support of President Gerlach's bold vision for the future of Lincoln College."

University Hall was the first permanent structure built when Lincoln College was founded in 1865. It is listed on the National Register of Historic 
 

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