Loyola University Maryland has announced a $6.3 million estate gift from Anna and James Lambdin (MSF '83) in support of graduate fellowships.
The largest gift in the university's history will provide fellowship assistance for graduate students in the speech-language-hearing sciences department at the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences and boost the impact of the Ann Lambdin Beetz Huntington's Disease Memorial Fellowship Fund for Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, which the couple established in memory of Jim's sister, Ann Lambdin Beetz (MS'75), who taught at Loyola for thirty years before she passed away in 2018. In addition to the estate gift, the Lambdins also made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Anna and Jim Lambdin Fellowship Fund, which will provide fellowship assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Sellinger School of Business and Management.
While earning his master's in finance at Loyola, Jim Lambdin worked full time at Ernst & Young and went on to become vice president of First National Bank of Maryland (M&T Bank). "I've benefited greatly from the education I received at Loyola," he said. "My wife, Anna, and I consider ourselves to be very fortunate, and we want to leave behind a legacy that could benefit other young graduate students who are working hard to further their careers."
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