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CCSU Gets $8M Donation

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ccsuammon1210001120 CCSU Gets $8M Donation

Carol Ammon speaks at Central Connecticut State University. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A former student donates 8-million dollars to Central Connecticut State University.

The money will go into an endowment, and be used for scholarships.

The university will name its School of Arts and Sciences in honor of benefactor Carol Ammon.

Ammon says her business created a great deal of opportunity and wealth.

“My job now, for the rest of my life is to give that money back,” Ammon said.  “I don’t believe it belongs to me, I believe I am a custodian of it.”

“The spirit on the campus, the openness of the campus, the willingness of the professors to spend time mentoring me, helped me focus and understand what I wanted to do in life,” Ammon said.

Ammon retired in 2005 as CEO from Endo Pharmaceuticals.

She got a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Central in 1973.

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