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Couple gives WVU $105K for accounting scholarships

Friday - 2/22/2013, 11:41am  ET

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A couple who earned their degrees at West Virginia University is now making things a little easier for today's undergraduate and graduate students.

Rob and Penni Roll have established the Facemire-Roll Scholarship with a $105,000 endowment to the College of Business and Economics.

Dean Jose Sartarelli says it fills a need because scholarships are often necessary to attract highly credentialed students.

Penni Roll is a Summersville native who serves as chief financial officer for Ares Capital Corp.

Rob Roll grew up in Fairfax, Va., and served as director of finance with non-profit organizations before deciding to become a full-time father.

This is the couple's second gift to the school. In 2007, they created an endowment to help offset travel expenses for graduate accounting students looking to travel overseas.

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