College of Eastern Utah President Michael A. Petersen recently announced that the first endowed teaching chair has been established at the college, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from John W. Tucker and his wife La Vora.

Tucker was president of CEU from 1962 to 1970 and recently retired as chancellor of Purdue University. The endowment will be known as the La Vora Murray Tucker Chair of Social Ethics, in honor of Tucker's wife."I hope this announcement will inspire others to establish similar endowments and assist College of Eastern Utah in becoming one of the outstanding teaching colleges in the nation," Tucker said.

Once the permanent endowment is established, a faculty member at the college will be selected for his/her teaching abilities and named the La Vora Murray Tucker Professor of Social Ethics. In addition to their regular salary, the selected faculty member will also receive an annual stipend of approximately $5,000 from the interest earned by the endowment.

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Anyone interested in contributing to the endowment or needing more information should contact the CEU Development Office, 637-2120, Ext. 246.

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