Kansas college known for auto restoration gets $1M donation

August 22, 2019 GMT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple has donated $1 million to a Kansas college that offers an auto restoration program that has trained several people who worked on a classic car they own.

The Hays Post reports that real-estate developers Richard and Melanie Lundquist recognized the work of Paul Russell with the donation to McPherson College. Russell serves as president of the school’s national advisory board for automotive restoration. McPherson College touts itself as the only school in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in restoration technology.


Russell’s business, Paul Russell and Company, restored a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Figoni and Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet owned by the Lundquists that has won several awards.

The Lundquists also have donated more than $200 million to education, healthcare and other initiatives in Los Angeles County.


Information from: KAYS-AM, http://hayspost.com