Dane G. Hansen Foundation gifts help two FHSU departments

HAYS, KS -- The Fort Hays State University Endowment Association has received two contributions from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation that will benefit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and the Department of Nursing.

Sternberg Museum received $50,000 to apply toward future exhibits.

"This spring we are presenting 'Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs,' " said Dr. Jerry Choate, director of Sternberg Museum. "And we've already begun planning our blockbuster for Spring 2003. This funding goes toward paying for events such as this."

Anyone interested in knowing more about upcoming museum activities and ticket prices can call (785) 628-4286 or visit the museum's Web site at www.fhsu.edu/sternberg.

FHSU received a second gift of $35,000 from the Hansen Foundation for the Department of Nursing. The funds will be used for the Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship. Dr. Mary Hassett, chair of the Department of Nursing, said the Hansen Foundation recognizes the commitment the FHSU Nursing Department has for improving the lives of rural Kansas residents and students.

"Our graduates tend to stay in northwest Kansas," Hassett said. "These students provide primary care services in rural areas, making it possible for smaller communities to survive. FHSU makes a big difference to the population we serve."

Founded by the late Dane G. Hansen of Logan, KS, the foundation supports projects and programs that enhance life in western Kansas.

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