Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives gift from Newman estate
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received a gift in the amount of $147,000 from the estate of Robert Newman ’54. Newman earned his bachelor’s in chemistry and spent his professional career with U.S. Steel and Uniroyal. Newman allocated $100,000 to endow graduate awards in the department and $47,500 for equipment purchases. Newman was a devoted supporter of Auburn and made donations almost every year from 1978 until his death in December 2013.