Gift will benefit
New Kensington students
When Hazel Hug died in January at age 92,
she left a legacy of good works that will continue to benefit people in
the Alle-Kiski Valley and far beyond into the distant future.
In her will, Hug left bequests to
Penn State New Ken-sington, which she has supported for a number of years,
the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and Peoples Library.
Hug was much inspired by her lifelong
friend, Elisabeth Blissell, who was one of the people who got Penn State
to locate a campus in New Kensington. In her will, Hug left $200,000 to
Penn State New Kensington for a scholarship fund in her name and $50,000
to the campus' Elisabeth S. Blissell Library.
Hug's gift, combined with a previous
gift of more than $134,000 to establish the Thelma Clausner Scholarship
Fund in memory of her sister, has made her the largest individual donor
in Penn State New Kensington's history.
Hug was postmistress of Parnassus
for 37 years. Her late husband, Willis Hug, was the founder of Central
Drug Co., which was later bought by Thrift Drug Co. and ultimately by
For more on this story, by Phil Musick,
go to http://www.psu.edu/ur/2000/huggift.html on the Web.