Couple gives $3 million to Kansas State

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MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – A couple who graduated from Kansas State has donated $3 million to the university to support a new leadership program and a welcome center.

The university announced Thursday that David and Ellie Everitt, currently of Marco Island, Fla., designated $2 million to the Leading Change Institutes and $1 million to the welcome center.

David Everitt is a Concordia native who graduated with an industrial engineering degree in 1975. His wife is a 1973 graduate who earned a degree in clothing and textiles.

The Leading Change Institutes which opens in the summer of 2015, will bring together leaders and scholars to discuss ideas for confronting global and everyday challenges.

The welcome center will provide student career services and a gathering place for students and employers.

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