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Late schools exec gives WVU $1M

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A late school system administrator and textbook salesman has given West Virginia University more than $1 million.

The university says 1947 graduate William Claude "Bill" Waters left the school more than $730,000 when he died in July 2012 at the age of 93. He previously had given $350,000 for student scholarships.

Waters served in the military during World War II and later received his bachelor's degree from Fairmont State College. He earned his master's in education from WVU.

Waters was employed by the Monongalia County Board of Education, eventually becoming assistant superintendent of schools. He later worked for and retired from Merrill Publishing Co., where he was a schoolbook salesman.

The scholarships are for teaching students, with first preference for those from his alma mater, Clay-Battelle High School.

 

 


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