More than $8 million in new philanthropy was announced today by UNH. Some of the funds will directly benefit College of Liberal Arts programs and students. J. Morgan Rutman ‘84 and his wife Tara will fund an endowment to provide ongoing support for the Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency, which was established in honor of his parents. Rutman’s father was a professor of history at UNH from 1968 to 1984. Brian McCabe ‘91 and his wife Loren ‘90, ‘91G established the McCabe Family Scholarship with their gift. It will provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying education. Dana Hamel has increased his support of the Hamel Scholars and Hamel Scholarships Program with an additional gift of $5 million, which provides scholarships and support for UNH students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. Liberal Arts students are among those who have benefited from the Hamel programs.