Mount Marty College has received its largest individual donation in history - $3 million for scholarships aimed at serving students from rural areas.
The money is from the estate of Hartington, Nebraska, native Marian Pyper. She was a 1930s graduate of the former Mount Marty High School. She died earlier this year in California at the age of 98.
College President Marc Long says Pyper's "generosity sets an inspiring example."
Earlier this fall, the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery donated $2.25 million to the Catholic liberal arts college in Yankton.