Family of former Gaston County mill owner gives $7.5 million to Texas Tech

'We appreciate all that the Maddox Foundation has done for Texas Tech University,' said Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. 'Gifts like this allow us to continue our growth and maintain our leadership position in engineering research and development.'

Written by: Jessica Behnham

A $7.5 million gift honoring the memory of a longtime Gastonia resident and "mill man" will fund an endowment at Texas Tech University for energy-related research.

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