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Phyllis Wells. Photo via SUNY Plattsburgh

Former librarian gifts almost $500k to SUNY Plattsburgh

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A former librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh has donated nearly half a million dollars to the school -- the second largest gift in the school's history.

Phyllis Wells passed away last January at the age of 82. She was a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and worked at the college as a librarian until her retirement in 1987.

College president John Ettling said in a statement that the gift will go to a scholarship fund that will help students, who he says "need financial support more than ever."

Some of the gift will also go to help preserve archival materials relating to North Country history.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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