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Alumnus donates $10M to Old Dominion

Wednesday - 8/21/2013, 6:13am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. -- An Old Dominion University graduate and his wife have given the school $10 million, the second-largest individual gift in the university's history.

University President John Broderick announced the donation by Mark and Tammy Strome of Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday. Mark Strome is a hedge fund manager who received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from ODU in 1978.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1cXE1CP ) that the donation will be used to create a new entrepreneurial curriculum that will be based in the College of Business and Public Administration but will be available to students across the university.

Broderick also announced a $1 million gift from Donna Fischer, president and CEO of Virginia Beach-based DLS Engineering Associates, to create an endowment to support student participation in interscholastic competitions.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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