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Lawrence University receives $3.99 million gift

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APPLETON (WKOW) -- Lawrence University in Appleton is receiving $3.99 million from two university alums.

School officials say money from the Paul and Katherine Schmidt Trust will go toward campus improvements, a scholarship fund named after the couple and Lawrence's endowment.

Paul Schmidt and his wife Kay attended the college's homecoming festivities together in 1935 as a first date. They eventually married and shared more than 68 years of marriage.

Paul died last November at the age of 92 and Kay passed away in February 2009 at the age of 91.

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