Woman donates $650K to UNH island marine lab
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A woman whose late husband helped develop a marine laboratory in the Gulf of Maine has donated $650,000 to the University of New Hampshire.
Nancy Beck gave the money this week in honor of her late husband Peter Beck, who is credited with playing a critical role in developing Shoals Marine Laboratory. The facility, which is jointly run by the University of New Hampshire and Cornell University, is located six miles off Portsmouth on Appledore Island in the Gulf of Maine.
The field station caters to undergraduate students interested in focusing on marine topics in their college majors.
The lab's executive director Jennifer Seavey says the "transformational gift" could be used for things such as a new research vessel and faculty housing.