- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - An insurance company’s charitable foundation has donated $1 million for scholarships at Fairmont State University.

Greg Burton, CEO of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company, presented the gift to university President Maria Rose and Fairmont State Foundation President RJ Gimbl on Thursday.

The gift will be used to endow BrickStreet Scholars in Honor of H. Skip Tarasuk, Jr. and his service to BrickStreet. Tarasuk grdauted from Fairmont in 1971 and works for the insurance company in Charleston as a special projects consultant. He was BrickStreet’s first board chairman from 2006 to 2009.

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