LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) A Georgia psychiatrist who holds bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Kansas has donated $100,000 to the university’s endowment.
The donation from Dr. Hugo Zee and his wife, Nora Dougherty Zee, of Atlanta, will create an endowed scholarship for medical students, with a preference for African-American students.
Zee emigrated to the U.S. from his native Holland in 1949, following World War II, and says he had his first exposure to racial separation on a train ride to Texas. At St. Louis, he says, he noticed that the African-American passengers including a man who had been especially kind to him all moved to a separate train car.
Zee received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas in 1954 and his medical degree from the School of Medicine in 1958.