Mitchell Family Donates $50 Million To USA

Mitchell Family Donates $50 Million To USA

Mitchell Family Donates $50 Million To USA

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The big 50th birthday for the University of South Alabama. It's an anniversary worth celebrating for Governor Robert Bentley and the hundreds that showed up for the big night.

State lawmakers approved legislation authorizing the school on May 3, 1963, and classes started the next year.

The Mitchell Family has long been the University's largest supporter.

Tonight, the family strengthened it's committment with a $50 million donation. $25 million will go to the Mitchell College of Business and another $25 millions going to the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative in honor of outgoing president, Gordon Moulton.

It's exciting news for the region and the state as the University of South Alabama prepares to hand out it's 75,000th degree in 50 years.

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