Central Connecticut State University Receives $8 Million Gift for Scholarships

The $8 million gift from the Carol A. Ammon Foundation is the largest gift ever received by Central Connecticut State University.  The gift will be used to fund student scholarships and academic program support.  Carol A. Ammon graduated from Central in 1973 with a biology degree.  She credits CCSU and the professors for helping her become passionate about science.  Her love of science led her to the pharmaceutical industry where she spent 23 years at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.  In 1997 she led a buy-out team that purchased 37 pharmaceutical products from DuPont Merck to found Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on pain management.  She retired from Endo in 2007.  In response to the gift, the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees named CCSU’s School of Arts & Sciences, the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences.