The trustee of the estate, Mr. Andrew Gunn, will be presenting Dr. Myers with a cheque for $225,000 to help Algoma University launch its extension programming at the former Wellington Street School this September.
The donation from the Palmer estate will help the university offset some of the developmental costs associated with starting a new operation in St. Thomas. It will also be used to subsidize student travel-study activities during the first year of operations.
The presentation will be made at 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 5th at the Wellington Street School. The Palmer estate has previously made a substantial donation to the City of St. Thomas to contribute to the renovations being done to prepare the school for Algoma's programming.
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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 & Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture. Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students. To learn more, visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Be4kqDdPodlEsY1x86Tc0mLidW5OZWvdHQ3qU2E9oDS3ZgikBGhkqBIe43xWPepmtw261UEvOlVCjq911IibHMgh4IPIzueRf8iX4W9BFKo=.