Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 9:30 am
On a quiet Sunday morning last fall, Paige Parkhurst remembers being awakened by her mother, who was crying.
A newspaper story about the night two years ago that Paige was assaulted and her friend Daisy Coleman was allegedly raped was going viral. She and her mother, Robin Bourland, talked about how they had already been through so much. The minor boy who admitted to having sex with Parkhurst had been convicted and sentenced through the juvenile justice system.
Northwest Missouri State University has received a $1.25 million gift from an anonymous donor.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/19K3xKq ) university president John Jasinski announced the gift Wednesday. He says the money is for academic enhancements at the Maryville school and came from an anonymous donor who died recently.
A portion of the gift will also increase another endowment for scholarships for students during the 2014-15 academic year.