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Eckerd College Commencement
Speeches and Remarks

Gift Announcement
Dr. Donald R. Eastman, III

Graduates and friends: This Commencement is memorable for all of us for many reasons, including this: At this weekend's meeting of the Eckerd College Board of Trustees, Eckerd College received a $25 million challenge gift, the largest gift in the College's history, from Board of Trustees Chairman Miles Collier and his wife, Parker.

This gift marks a transforming opportunity for Eckerd College.

(Mr. Collier received a standing ovation by all)

Mr. Collier, my words and our ovation are feeble reflections of the profound gratitude we feel.

For more information on Miles Collier and his gift to the college

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