*************************** Generous donation to Algoma U will support library
SAULT STE. MARIE - "Algoma University is key to the future of Sault Ste. Marie, and community members are acknowledging that fact with their support of the Essential Elements Campaign," says Mr. Brian Curran, volunteer chair of the campaign.
Curran was at Algoma University today to acknowledge a generous donation from Mr. David Mazzuca.
The generous donation of $50,000 honours the memory of Mazzuca's great-grandmother, Engracia De Jesus Matias.
"My grandmother grew up in Portugal and her family could not afford to send her to school," says Mazzuca. "She raised her family in Canada and always encouraged us in our education. She always thought of other people before herself. On behalf of my family, I am very proud to honour her this way."
Mazzuca's donation will support Algoma University's archives and special collections, part of Arthur A Wishart Library.
In recognition of this donation, the archives and special collections will be renamed the Engracia De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections.
The Essential Elements Campaign will raise $6 million to increase the Algoma U Foundation's endowment and support the construction of the Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre and the Fine Arts and Music Education Centre.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in psychology, computer science, business administration, fine arts, community economic and social development, and biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched is Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more about Algoma University, visit www.algomau.ca.
*************************** Pictured: Mr. David Mazzuca (extreme right) presents a generous donation to Algoma University.
Accepting the donation for the University are (left to right): Mr. Brian Curran, chair, Essential Elements Campaign; Mr. Ken Hernden, University librarian; and Ms. Deborah Loosemore, executive director, Algoma University Foundation. ///