The University of Portland has received a donation of $56,000 from Dr. Don Romanaggi, an alumnus and Portland physician. The gift benefits student scholarships and upgrades to an academic hall, named after Romanaggi.

He graduated from UP in 1956 and then earned a medical degree in 1960 from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. His medical practice in Portland specialized in treatment of allergy, asthma, and immunology. In 1997, he retired from active practice after 31 years. While practicing medicine, he also was an associate professor of the volunteer teaching faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University.

His late wife Agnes is a 1959 University of Portland graduate. The couple, who were married for almost 50 years, made an estate planning gift to provide continued maintenance of the building.

The Romanaggis contributed for the university’s second science hall and for other scholarships.