Late professor’s family gives $2 million to Queens University

Queens University has received a $2 million gift that will allow history students to conduct research, present their findings at conferences and engage with peers across the country.

The Preyer Honors and Fellows program was made possible though a gift from the family of Norris Preyer, who was chair of Queens’ history department and a professor for 33 years. It was announced earlier this week at a lecture series named for Preyer.

The program will be focused on student interaction with faculty through classroom, research and travel opportunities. It’s open to students majoring and minoring in history.

“The programs will have lasting impact for Queens and the community, and are a tribute to Dr. Preyer’s passion for teaching and his legacy,” the university said in a statement.

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