Dr. Leonard and Dr. M.A. Teresa Bissonnette have established a $75,000 endowed fund at Franklin College to provide critical support for engaged learning opportunities for students in the sciences.
The Dr. Leonard L. and Dr. M.A. Teresa Bissonnette Endowment to Support Engaged Learning in the Sciences will help expand students’ education beyond campus boundaries through scholarships, providing funding for, but not limited to, internships, undergraduate research and conferences.
Leonard Bissonnette is a 1962 alumnus of the college. The couple established the endowment to honor the educational opportunity Leonard received from the college and their lifelong commitment to medicine and service to the community.
This is the second significant gift to the college from the Bissonnettes in just more than a year. In September 2018, the college announced a $150,000 gift from the couple in support of the college’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program.
“This continued support of Franklin College by the Bissonnettes will allow science students financial support for meaningful engaged learning opportunities they might not otherwise get the chance to experience,” said Lori K. Schroeder, provost and dean of the college.
“We are very appreciative of the enduring support Len and Terry Bissonnette have provided to the college over the years,” said Franklin College Acting President Kerry Prather. “Their love for the college and its students drives their continued commitment to helping us provide the best educational experience possible.”
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED Jan 28, 2020