Jason Carter was a biochemistry student at Metropolitan State University who died of leukemia in May 2016. Metropolitan State reached the next step to honor Jason’s memory and dedicated the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center with a celebration and reception on Saturday, Sept. 9.
His parents, Diana and Robert Carter, and the Carter Family Foundation of Wayzata, Minn., worked with the University Foundation to provide a generous $2 million endowment through contributions in memory of Jason.
This endowment is the largest donation to Metropolitan State and is indicative of the growing support for the University’s important mission. It will be used to support university research and provide scholarships to students studying the natural sciences. The endowment establishes a lasting legacy for Jason at Metropolitan State and the University Foundation has already begun to award Carter scholarships to students, several of whom were present at the celebration.