LaRon and Esther Gober donated 283 acres in Attala County to the College of Forest Resources and the College of Engineering. The Gober's made the gift in honor of the engineering career enjoyed by LaRon as well as the enjoyment they received from the forest land. The College of Engineering and the College of Forest Resources will both benefit from the LaRon and Esther Gober Endowment Fund. "We love the idea of using this land to benefit forestry and engineering students. It was a great way to give back to Mississippi State University," said Esther Gober.
From boyhood in Kosciusko, to his college years at Mississippi State University, then through his career in the U.S. Army anti-aircraft artillery and private sector, Ron Gober stayed true to his belief that any problem could be resolved with a little common sense and creativity. Ingenuity — it is the American way.