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Arizona couple gives $1 million to NE Iowa college

WAVERLY, Iowa — An Arizona couple has given $1 million to Wartburg College
in Waverly to create an endowed professorship in engineering science.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Gary and Donna
Hoover, of Scottsdale, Ariz., gave the money to Wartburg, a northeast Iowa
college with about 1,700 students.

The Gary and Donna Hoover Distinguished Professorship in Engineering Science
will be held by Daniel Black, a professor of physical and engineering sciences.

The Hoovers became involved in Wartburg through Gary Hoover’s uncle, Waverly
businessman Marv Walston. The couple has previously contributed to Wartburg, and
Gary Hoover is a member of Wartburg’s Board of Regents.

Hoover is a retired engineer and co-founder of Tenaska, which develops, owns
and operates non-utility power plants. He’s an Iowa State University graduate.

The Hoovers previously lived in Ames.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,


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