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Engracia De Jesus Matias

On March 25, 2011 Sault Ste. Marie resident and patron of Algoma University, Mr. David Mazzuca generously donated to the university in honour of the memory of his great-grandmother, Engracia De Jesus Matias. "My grandmother grew up in Portugal and her family could not afford to send her to school," remembers Mazzuca. "She raised her family in Canada and always encouraged us in our education. She always thought of other people before herself. On behalf of my family, I am very proud to honour her this way."

Mr. Mazzuca's donation was designated to support Algoma University's archives and special collections, part of Arthur A Wishart Library. In recognition of this donation, the archives and special collections was renamed the Engracia De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections.