A California couple has donated $1 million to Penn State's department of industrial engineering.
The Centre Daily Times reports the donors are alumnus Tom Lucas, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1976, and his wife, Nicki. They're from of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
The money will create an endowed professorship. Department head Paul Griffin says it will help add a top-notch faculty member and also provide resources for current and future students.
Lucas retired last year after a career in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry.