Intercom Online......May 4, 2000

Private Giving

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 J.C. Penney.

For more on this story, by Phil Musick, go to on the Web.

Leading the Way

The Faculty and Staff Campaign 2000


"As a member of the faculty
and athletic department,
I believe we should lead
by example.
Giving back is a step
in the right direction."

-- Denise St. Pierre
women's golf coach
and director of instruction at Penn State
Golf Facilities

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