Bishop’s Univer­sity Cel­e­brates $250,000 Gift From Des­jardins Group

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Sher­brooke Len­noxville

Bishop’s Univer­sity is pleased to an­nounce that Des­jardins Group has made a $250,000 do­na­tion to es­tab­lish the Des­jardins Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram that will sup­port Bishop’s stu­dents and lo­cal en­trepreneurs.

“This gen­er­ous gift to our Lead­ing the Way Cam­paign will al­low Bishop’s to pro­vide re­al­world work ex­pe­ri­ences for our stu­dents”, says Bishop’s Univer­sity Prin­ci­pal and Vice-Chan­cel­lor Michael Gold­bloom. “This on­go­ing in­vest­ment in our schol­ar­ship pro­gram will help Bishop’s to con­tinue to at­tract highly qual­i­fied stu- dents. We are very grate­ful for the sup­port of, and our part­ner­ship with, the Des­jardins Group.”

In speak­ing of this gift, Monique F. Ler­oux, Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Des­jardins, em­pha­sized that this is an ex­am­ple of Des­jardins’ com­mit­ment to higher ed­u­ca­tion and the suc­cess of youth. “We look for­ward to work­ing in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bishop’s to sup­port en­trepreneurs and the univer­sity’s very best stu­dents as they work to be­come lead­ers in the com­mu­nity and in their cho­sen fields.”

As of 2016, this gift will cre­ate an op­por­tu­nity for eight Bishop’s Univer­sity stu­dents to work in four re­gional en­ter­prises each year to the ben­e­fit of both the stu­dents and the busi­nesses. A por­tion of the do­na­tion will also sup­port Des­jardins mem­bers who are reg­is­tered as full time stu­dents at Bishop’s with a 1,000 $ re­bate on their tu­ition fees.

One of the main goals of the Univer­sity’s am­bi­tious $30 mil­lion Lead­ing the Way Cam­paign is to en­hance col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Wil­liams School of Busi­ness and the Dob­son-La­gassé Entrepreneurship Cen­tre. This gift will sup­port Bishop’s in bring­ing to­gether stu­dents, en­trepreneurs and ex­pe­ri­enced busi­ness men­tors to cre­ate a pow­er­ful hub for busi­ness in­no­va­tion.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Seen here from left to right: Sher­brooke mayor Bernard Sévi­gny, Chair of the Board, Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Des­jardins Group Monique Ler­oux and Bishop’s Prin­ci­pal Michael Gold­bloom.

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