By Suzanne Robicheau |
On Sunday, June 21, Saint Mary’s light-filled Atrium made a pleasant venue for the University’s final Time for Tea, a sumptuous English tea party in support of bursaries for single parents who attend Saint Mary’s University. The Duchess of Bedford may have introduced afternoon tea in the 19th century, but Saint Mary’s has perfected it over the past 15 years. With Carol Dodds’ MA’95, MEd’90 leadership as committee chair, the generosity of individual and corporate donors, and the help of a loyal cadre of volunteers, this annual event evolved to become one of the University’s most successful fundraisers in support of student financial aid. All good tea parties must come to an end, but Time for Tea will live on in a legacy of support for students at Saint Mary’s who are single parents.