• West Florida professor gives school $1M for scholarships

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A University of West Florida professor has contributed $1 million to the school for scholarships for sophomore students.

    The donation came from Bob Kimball, a professor of marketing and economics who ran his own successful business before becoming a college professor. Kimball has taught at West Florida for 30 years.

    The Penscola News Journal reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2k0xugO ) that the chosen students will receive $2,000 scholarships. The contribution will fund 40 scholarships of that size per year for sophomores, with no more than six recipients from any one major.

    The donation builds upon a pair of $1 million gifts from Kimball made in 2002 and 2012 to the university. Kimball pledged to commit an additional $2 million by 2028 and says his entire estate will eventually go to the university.

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