Nearly 60 years ago, Calvin E. Tyler, Jr. dropped out of college because he couldn't afford it. This month the same school Tyler once attended announced he had donated $20 million to increase a scholarship fund established in his name. He enrolled in what was then Morgan State College, a histoically Black college in Baltimore, in 1961, but left in 1963 due to lack of funding. He became a UPS driver.
He started out as one of the first ten UPS drivers in Baltimore, and worked himself up in the company, eventually becoming senior vice-president of operations, before he retired in 1998, but he never forgot where he started. He decided to donate $20 million, believed to be the most the school has ever received from an alum. "We want to hae more full-tuition scholarships offered to young people," he said, "so that they can graduate from college and enter the next stage of their life debt free."