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Coulter Foundation Surprises Westminster College With One Million Dollar Gift
Date:4/26/2013

ude,” said President Forsythe at the presentation. “Thank you, Sue Van, Wayne Barlin and the entire Coulter Foundation for these generous gifts to Westminster College. We are inspired by Wallace Coulter’s life of intellectual curiosity, philanthropy, and commitment to serve and benefit humanity.”

Wallace H. Coulter, who attended Westminster, invented the Coulter Counter, a method for automating the previously labor intensive process of counting and classifying blood cells.

“The gifts of The Coulter Foundation to Westminster College over the years have been transformational and have made possible our state-of-the-art Coulter Science Center, academic scholarship support for our students, campus improvements and our unique cadaver lab,” says President Forsythe.

Previously, the Coulter Foundation awarded a $30 million grant to Westminster College, the largest in the history of the College. This gift expanded and rebuilt the Wallace H. Coulter Science Center into an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, inspired alumni giving, created scholarships, and helped transform the campus into the beautiful grounds enjoyed today.

At the Coulter celebration ceremony President Forsythe inducted Wallace Coulter as the first member of the Westminster Science Hall of Fame and presented a plaque to the Coulter Foundation visitors identical to the one that will hang in the Coulter Science Center.

Prior to his death, Wallace Coulter established the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to fund improvements in health care through medical research and engineering. The Foundation received funding in December 1999 and has continued this legacy by funding translational research in biomedical engineering with the goal of accelerating the introduction of new technologies into patient care. Prior to the establishment of its two main programs to support
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