Widow of Castle colonel gives $1 million to Merced College

Shown is Susie Downey, who recently donated $1 million to Merced College. Submitted photoLocal rancher Susie Downey, on behalf of herself and her late husband, Col. Russell Downey, is donating $1 million to Merced College to support student success and access initiatives.
The Merced College, Board of Trustees announced the gift during its regular meeting on last week.
“We look forward to honoring the Downeys, and their commitment to lifelong learning, by naming the Merced College Learning Resour...

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