- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas is receiving a $100,000 estate gift from a Scandia family that will provide funds for a nursing scholarship, the Dole Institute of Politics and the Spencer Museum of Art.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/2jcjIcW ) reports that alumna Marynell Dyatt Reece made plans for the estate gift before she died on July 4.

The gift will establish the Marynell Dyatt Reece Spencer Museum Fund to help the existing museum. The nursing scholarship will be named after Reece’s mother, Nelle Taylor Dyatt, who was in the university’s inaugural graduating class of nurses in 1909.

Marynell’s daughter says her mother served as the treasurer during former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s presidential run.

Marynell was born in Kanorado and studied journalism at the University of Kansas. She graduated in 1942.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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