February 15, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alaska gardening expert Lenore Hedla educated and inspired countless gardeners through her book, magazine articles, newspaper columns and appearances. Yet it was her gift to UA that planted a seed that will continue to grow, thrive and produce future generations of successful students.
Prior to her passing in 2006 at the age of 91, Hedla created a $1 million estate gift in memory of her late husband, George, a certified public accountant. The gift, which will benefit UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy, will create the George M. Hedla Endowment to support accounting professorships, as well as provide educational opportunities and support academic excellence.