University of Houston nets $4.5 million gift from local family estate

HOUSTON, Texas -- The University of Houston Cougars are no doubt licking their wounds after a sound dismissal by Baylor University at the NCAA Men's Final Four Tournament on April 3. But now, the Coogs have a reason to roar again.

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UH received a $4.5 million gift to establish an endowed chair in the Cullen College of Engineering; a scholarship endowment available to students throughout the university; and an endowed lecture series focused on equity and social justice, which will reside in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

This new gift comes courtesy of the Thomas Michael Panos family estate per, a press release.

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