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Seton Hill receives $1.5 million gift

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By The The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
 

A recent $1.5 million bequest to Seton Hill University brings the lifetime giving of Lynn P. Farmer to the Greensburg campus to more than $2 million.

The former Cincinnati resident earmarked the bequest for scholarships in memory of his sister, Jean L. Farmer, a 1943 graduate of Seton Hill, and his mother, Irene S. Farmer.

The endowed scholarships will provide assistance to students with demonstrated academic merit and financial need. First preference for the awards will be given to students studying or majoring in music, English, philosophy or the liberal arts.

Bradley J. Ketterer, an accountant, served as executor of Farmer's estate.

"Lynn was very close to his sister and mother, loved music, and was a master of the English language," Ketterer said. "He made gifts, and this bequest to the university as his way of demonstrating his love for his mother and honoring his sister, who was quite the musician."

In 1997, Farmer wrote to the university. What pleased him most about Seton Hill, he said, was its "...obvious determination to retain ethics and basic values in the curriculum while at the same time integrating innovative approaches to education."

"Mr. Farmer was one of our most faithful donors," Seton Hill President JoAnne Boyle said. "His gifts to Seton Hill were magnificent and directly benefited our students. We are grateful that the Farmer family legacy is assured at Seton Hill by this thoughtful bequest that will make a significant difference in the lives of future generations of students for years to come."

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