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Walnut Ridge College Gets $1.5 Million in Estate Gift

SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT

 

WALNUT RIDGE, AR - Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge has received its largest single donation in school history, $1.5 million.

Nell Mondy of Ithaca, New York, left her estate to the school when she died last year at age 83.  Mondy was a native of Pocahontas, and was a biochemist and professor emeritus of food and nutrition at Cornell University.

Monday's father, Daley Mondy, was a teacher, restaurant owner and Randolph County tax assessor.  Her mother, Ethel Carroll Mondy, was active in the First Baptist Church of Pocahontas and worked at the Pocahontas Star Herald for about 20 years.

Mondy attended Ouachita Baptist University and then earned a master's degree at the University of Texas.

The estate gift establishes the Nell I. Mondy Professorship in the Department of Natural Sciences.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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