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.