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HOUSTON: In the recognition of a gift, a varsity building will be renamed at the University of Houston after an Indian-American couple, the university said.

The contribution will offer ongoing support for students, research and faculty.

Indian- American president of the university, Renu Khator, said that the Engineering Research Building in the university will be renamed after Shushila Agrawal and Durga D, who made a considerable donation to the institution.

Shushila Agrawal and Durga D

The couple already had a floor in the $51 million building named after them, which opened in 2017.

Agrawal said, “My message to the students is to always be optimistic; one can achieve any goal with hard work, persistence and determination.”

The vice president of University Advancement, Eloise Brice, “Recruiting the best and brilliant students and faculty is a crucial goal for the University of Houston, and this generous gift will allow the Cullen College of Engineering to make great progress in that arena.”

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