Jim and Ellen Tressel donate $1 million to Youngstown State

YSU President Jim Tressel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Jim and Ellen Tressel have donated $1 million to help working students on the Youngstown State University campus.

The YSU president and his wife created an endowment fund that will help students with employment opportunities. The gift will be made to the Ellen and Jim Tressel Student Work Opportunity Endowment Fund.

The Tressels say research shows students with part-time campus jobs are more successful in the classroom. They wanted to create a fund that will impact those students’ futures.

Past gifts given by the Tressels were to Watson and Tressel Training Site — an indoor track and field — and to the YSU Recreation Center.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s