Salve Regina gets $1M for preservation program

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

The Associated Press

Salve
Regina University
in Newport has
received a $1 million donation to endow its first named academic program in
preservation.              

The gift from the
Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust is being formally announced to the
university community Tuesday. It will be used to establish the Noreen Stonor
Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program.            

Drexel, who died a year ago, was a longtime
Salve Regina trustee and preservationist.              

The funding will establish a program for
visiting lecturers and scholars and develop an archival component to the
curriculum to train students in various methodologies and techniques used by
archivists.        

University officials say the school's
cultural and historic preservation program is one 13 undergraduate programs in
the U.S.
that is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education.

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