Lawrence Tech brings in $2.5 million donation

Another couple million dollars is rolling into Lawrence Technological University to help bankroll its engineering curriculum.

Leon Linton gave Lawrence Tech $2.5 million to the university’s
Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Memphis resident is a
Lawrence Tech alumnus (1962) and the founder and CEO of Southern Systems. The firm designs, builds and installs custom conveyor systems for manufacturing and distribution facilities.

The donation will go toward improving the department, which will also bear Linton’s name.

Source: Lawrence Technological University
Writer: Jon Zemke