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The Klime and Athina Kole Scholarship Endowment

Peter C. and Nancy Kole are among the most generous benefactors ever to support Idaho State University. Peter, a 1963 graduate of the College of Business, returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where he founded Paramount Metal Products. He is still president and CEO. His success as an entrepreneur and businessman, and his extensive humanitarian acts, both in the United States and his homeland of Albania, earned him the 1998 ISU Distinguished Alumnus Award. Peter's parents, Klime and Athina Kole, immigrated to the United States with Peter when he was a year old. They worked hard to make a good life and instilled in their children a sense of responsibility and patriotism that made all of them successful. Peter and Nancy established this endowment in 1998 in recognition of the Koles' lives and loving attention.