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URI receives $2.5 million estate gifts from alumni David and John Parker

With their affinity for the University of Rhode Island equaled only by their love of sailing, URI alumni John and David Parker provided approximately $2.5 million for their alma mater in their estate plans, it was announced today by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

The University has received the proceeds from the brothersí estates and the generous bequests will be used primarily to support the College of Engineering as it embarks on a new building campaign.

A portion of the funds were also earmarked by the late David and John Parker, the latter of whom served as a professor at the College of Engineering for many years, to fund two endowments. The first, the Dr. Malcolm L. & Nicole Spaulding Scholarship in...

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