MTSU gets $1 million for scholarship, office space
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee State University graduate has committed $1 million to the school for a scholarship and to expand the office space for the women's basketball team.
Ken “Coach” Shipp, who graduated from the school in 1947, made the commitment through the MTSU Foundation. A formal presentation of the gift took place Saturday.
School officials said in a news release that a significant portion of the funds will further enhance the endowed scholarship that Shipp established in 2009 to benefit students in Rutherford County who commit to enrolling at MTSU.
The remainder of the gift will be earmarked for the renovation of the coaches’ office space in Murphy Center for the Lady Raiders basketball program.