Pulte Homes now has its own professorship, courtesy of a $1.5 million gift to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The pledge is the largest gift ever given to the college and will fund the endowed pro fessorship in the college's building construction program. The professorship will allow the program to offer more classes, foster greater teacher–student interaction, contribute to its research efforts, and provide an ambassador for the school at national industry events.