Salve Regina awarded $1 million gift to endow academic program in memory of Noreen Drexel

NOREEN STONOR DREXEL championed preservation of Salve Regina University's historic buildings until her death in 2012. On Friday, the university announced that it will endow its first named academic program -- the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program -- using a $1 million gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
NOREEN STONOR DREXEL championed preservation of Salve Regina University's historic buildings until her death in 2012. On Friday, the university announced that it will endow its first named academic program -- the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program -- using a $1 million gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
NEWPORT – Salve Regina University will use a $1 million gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust to endow its first named academic program in honor of the late preservationist Noreen Stonor Drexel. Drexel, who died in 2012, was a longtime Salve Regina trustee and had been awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters…

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