Gift creates new faculty position at UW-Stevens Point
WAOW Channel 9 Wausau

​By Emily Neubauer

A two million dollar gift is boosting the wildlife program at UW-Stevens Point.

Gerald and Helen Stephens gifted the college the money in memory of their son, Doug. Doug was a graduate of UWSP in 1987. Doug died when he was 22. Educators say while Doug was leading a UW-Stevens Point research team in search bear dens when he suddenly collapsed and died.

Now, his family says there is no way to better honor his spirit than through a gift to the university he loved.



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