It's amazing and inspiring that Doris Klose, who died in February, could have gone from teaching junior high math in the 1940s to willing $7.5 million to Wichita State University, the institution's third-largest gift. She clearly took whatever she experienced with those Wichita kids to heart and decided to give back to the university where she had met her late husband, Wichita city treasurer and businessman Ralph Klose. To WSU's long-term benefit, the Kloses are demonstrating the power of a seemingly modest means to further higher education, and especially the training of math and science teachers.
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