A gift of more than $629,000 is heading to the Department of Military Science at Kansas State. K-State’s Director of Military Affairs Art DeGroat tells KMAN the gift is from the estate of Lt. Colonel Albert E. Hylton III, to establish a fund in his father’s name, the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund.
DeGroat adds he has utmost confidence the generous gift will help to perpetuate excellence in the military officer pre-professional program at K-State. DeGroat says the gift will be invested and the interest income each year will go to the excellence fund to develop programs for military cadets.
He says he got to meet Lt.Colonel Hylton more than 10 years ago. Hylton’s father graduated from Kansas State in 1916, having studied military science. He served in World War I and then became a real estate developor.
And while DeGroat is saddened by Hylton’s death, he has high praise for the generous gift, describing it as a legacy