Release date: Feb. 12, 2010
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Help from a ‘Good Neighbor:’ State Farm Donates $25K
for Science Olympiad, Invention Convention, MTSU College of Business
(MURFREESBORO) — MTSU officials accept a $25,000 donation from State Farm Insurance Companies Murfreesboro Operations Center. The company contributed $4,000 for the Feb. 27 Regional Science Olympiad at MTSU, $6,000 for the Feb. 25 Invention Convention in MTSU’s Murphy Center and $15,000 for the State Farm Award for Professorial Promise, an endowed fund for awards in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business. Accepting the donation from Jeff Shay, right, State Farm’s Murfreesboro Operations Center vice president of operations, are Nick Perlick, left, Development Office director; Dr. Pat Patterson, chemistry professor and Science Olympiad director; and Dr. Jim Burton, College of Business dean.
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