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West Virginia University students will benefit from a $1 million gift courtesy of the Maier Foundation aimed at reducing the number of students who leave campus before graduation.
As a promising basketball prospect in the 1950s, Pete White had his pick of colleges across the country and proudly chose West Virginia University. That pivotal decision defined much of his 89 years, sparking a passion for his alma mater reflected in his lasting legacy of service.
White passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, in Sarasota, Florida, with his family by his side. He is remembered by many as a standout athlete, successful businessman and strong supporter of WVU, serving on the WVU Foundation Board of Directors for 42 years.