Storrs (AP) — UConn's nursing school has received a $2.3 million gift, the largest in its history, to set up its first endowed faculty chair.
The UConn Foundation says a couple with long ties to the school, Robin Froman and Steven Owen, are making the donation. It also will support a professorship and research.
Froman established the school's center for nursing research and served as its first director. She has bachelor's, master's and doctor of philosophy degrees in education from UConn; and later earned a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing from the school.
Owen is a former long-time professor of educational psychology at UConn.
UConn President Susan Herbst says the gift will provide a lasting source of financial support for the nursing school.