New Durham Man Dedicates Bench to Plymouth State University

September 18th, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
A longtime educator whose love of small schools endured throughout his career has donated a granite bench to Plymouth State University. Richard Gale of New Durham along with his wife Eleanor and four children made the bench presentation to PSU officials in a September 20 ceremony.

Richard and Eleanor Gale with granite bench
Left to right, Richard Gale, Eleanor Gale and PSU President Sara Jayne Steen with the granite bench the couple has dedicated to PSU.

Gale came to Plymouth Teacher’s College on the GI Bill and received his master’s in education in 1953, before embarking on a long and successful career as a teacher and principal in New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York. The granite bench is inscribed with his name and located outside of Geneva Smith Hall.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu