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One photojournalism class at Kent State, back in 1941, made quite the impression on Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn. He took the class while he was still in high school and it inspired him to become an amateur photographer.

So impressed was the Cincinnati man that he left a $3 million bequest to the program. The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship will be awarded each year to eight students in the Photojournalism program at Kent State.

Neither Hagedorn nor his wife went on to attend Kent State, but Hagedorn never forgot his experience or the skills he acquired in photography, which became a lifelong passion.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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