A University of Vermont graduate was so impressed by a new business course his son took last year that he has given UVM $2.3 million dollars. The gift was from James Keller, Sr. and his wife, Judith, of Gig Harbor, Washington.
It will endow UVM’s Honors Seminar in Finance and some money also will go to other programs in the School of Business Administration.
James Keller Sr. graduated from UVM in 1972 with a degree in mechanical engineering and has been an executive with Weyerhauser Company for more than 30 years. His son, James Keller Jr. graduated from the university last year. He took the honors seminar in finance his last semester.
The honors seminar draws UVM alumni in the investment banking field to help with an immersion course in high finance.