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Laurie Bissonette


My first real memory of Laurentian University was driving around campus the day before classes started. The University was a lot bigger than the 3-room schoolhouse where I attended grade school which was a little intimidating. I didn’t sleep at all that night. I was so worried that I would get lost but I had nothing to worry about – the people were so friendly and helpful.

Laurentian is family to me, my husband is a Laurentian graduate and both our daughters attended Laurentian. It was so nice to keep them close to home and to be able to share the Laurentian experience with them. I’m even still in contact with many of my professors – the benefits of attending a school where the professors know you by name.

I still remember where I was the day I received the letter that indicated that I would get an entrance scholarship. I was “over the moon” and my folks were very proud – it is something I remember to this day. I want other people to enjoy that same sense of freedom and pride that comes from not having to worry as much about the financing of their University degree. Most of my scholarships have been provided for future accountants and I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting and working with some of the recipients.