$1 mil gift funds professorship

The estate of the wife of a former state senator donated $1 million in August to endow a biology professorship at UVa-Wise, officials announced recently. 

The John C. Buchanan Professorship in Biology was established by the estate of Carol Phipps Buchanan in honor of her late husband, a University of Virginia alumnus and former state senator who represented parts of Southwest Virginia.

He operated a medical office in Wise before serving in the Virginia General Assembly for nearly two decades.

“We are deeply grateful … for the generous gift,” said Tami Ely, vice chancellor for development and college relations. “Endowed professorships allowed us to attract and retain excellent faculty at UVa-Wise, which enhances the educational experience for our students.”

Jordan Fifer

Interdisciplinary studies major Jordan Fifer served as The Highland Cavalier's editor-in-chief and online editor in the 2012-2013 academic year. He previously served as staff writer, news editor and photo editor.

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