- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A $1 million gift will help Wichita State University renovate the aerospace engineering building on campus.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1TwNCkp ) reports that the university foundation made the announcement Monday. The money comes from the Dwane and Velma Lunt Wallace Foundation. The late Dwane Wallace is a Wichita State graduate who once served as the president, chairman and chief executive of Cessna Aircraft. He died in 1989, while his wife died in 2012.

The money will pay for part of the modernization of Wallace Hall, the campus building that bears the couple’s name. It hasn’t been significantly upgraded since it was built in the 1970s.

Foundation spokeswoman Belinda Venters says the total cost of the project isn’t known. The university has agreed to provide some funding for exterior and interior work.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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