Thomas College dedicates School of Education to philanthropists

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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - Thomas College has dedicated its School of Education to two generous benefactors.

The college honored Peter and Paula Lunder during a ceremony Monday.

Since 2002, the couple has invested more than $5,000,000 and made a donation four years ago that helped the college establish the Center for Innovation in Education.

The Lunder School of Education offers the first of its kind three-year accelerated bachelor's degree in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education.

College officials say the program reduces the cost of college by over
25% and helps put more teachers into Maine's workforce sooner.