Washburn University celebrated the lifetime achievements of Senator Bob Dole Friday and unveiled a bronze statue.
School officials say the statue is a gift to the university from John Pinegar and the Dough and Kathleen Smith family.
The statue now resides north of Carnegie Hall on Washburn’s campus.
“Washburn provided me with a firm foundation to set my sights on great things,” said Dole. “For my generation, which had won a war overseas, but then had to create a better future back home, Washburn gave us that new start through education.”
The Washburn University School of Law houses the Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government. A special scholarship bearing his name is designated for law students with disabilities. He served 11 years as a trustee of the Washburn University Foundation and has served as trustee emeritus since 1998.