Robert Cherry Jr. signs the ceremonial check representing his recent donation of $500,000 to Murray State’s Hancock Biological Station. Jennie Rottinghaus, the director of development for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Nursing and Health Professions, oversees the process.

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. — Robert Cherry Jr. of Paducah made a donation of $500,000 to Murray State University’s Hancock Biological Station, which marked its own 50th anniversary along with the university’s centennial.

The donation was made Saturday, Oct. 29 at the station and was accepted by Hancock Biological Station Director Michael Flinn.

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