(New Britain, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – It’s being called the largest bequest in university history.

Central Connecticut State University says it is the recipient of a $6.5 million gift from the late Huang Chang-Jen.

Huang, who died in 2012, was born and raised in China and was a philanthropist whose ties to CCSU date back 25 years with a scholarship fund.

CCSU President Jack Miller says they are deeply appreciative and Huang chose to continue his legacy at the university.

Huang’s gift will go to benefit the existing scholarship fund, as well as a new fund supporting scholarships to students in CCSU’s Schools of Business, Education and Professional Studies, and Graduate Studies.

In addition, pending approval by the Board of Regents, the gift will provide supplemental support for a recreation facility to be named in Huang’s honor.


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