Gifts totaling $3.5M going to 2 Nebraska universities

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — University officials say gifts totaling $3.5 million will help Nebraskans with their education, health and well-being.

Former University of Nebraska at Kearney student Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, have given $2 million to establish two endowed funds. Half of it will help the university's College of Education, and the remainder will establish the Cille and Ron Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center says a Nebraska native has donated $1.5 million to help the medical center's students, faculty and programs.

The gift was made through the estate of Paul Kamrath, who graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. He worked in California to help develop spacecraft before returning to Nebraska. He died last year in Columbus.

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