FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Hood College in Frederick has received a generous gift from a deceased graduate.

President Ron Volpe said Monday that Shirley Conner Hardinge left her alma mater $1 million for international programs.

Volpe says the private liberal arts college will use the gift to establish a global studies center.

Hardinge was 87 when she died May 10 in Hagerstown.

She graduated from Hood with a degree in French in 1944 and spent much of her professional career in Hagerstown with Fairchild Aircraft and automotive dealer Sharrett Inc.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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