WWII vet leaves $1-million bequest to UNB

July 30, 2010

Second World War veteran Joseph Flanagan has left a $1.34-million bequest to the University of New Brunswick to support student scholarships. The gift will fund the Joseph A. and Kathleen A. Flanagan Memorial Scholarships for students from New Brunswick taking science and engineering programs at the university. Valued at $5,000 each, 7 scholarships have been awarded for the upcoming school year. A nephew of Flanagan's says his uncle partly chose UNB over other institutions because of its connection to the Maritime Forest Ranger School, of which Flanagan, who passed away in 2006, is a graduate. UNB News Release | Telegraph-Journal