- Associated Press - Thursday, July 31, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A senior software engineer at Google Inc. has made a $2 million commitment to benefit the Michigan State University College of Engineering.

The East Lansing school announced Wednesday that the gift is established through an estate plan for Doug Zongker of Mountain View, California. The provision in his estate will establish the first endowed chair of computer science at Michigan State University.

Zongker graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Support from the endowment will offer funding for the position, as well as the ability to conduct research and scholarship as new opportunities arise.

In February 2011, Zongker established the Doug Zongker Endowed Discretionary Fund for Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.

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