Bette Gennoe Memorial Bursary

Established by Heather and Michael Throssell to recognize Bette Gennoe’s dedication to the teaching profession. Bette was born in Cobalt and raised in North Bay. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Kipling, Northern Ontario. Later, she moved to Toronto, married her husband Bill and after the birth of their daughter Bette-Jane continued her successful teaching career, lasting over 30 years. Bette loved helping children and even after retirement she volunteered many hours to help with remedial reading. Throughout her life of 88 years, Bette was a strong, responsible, professional and caring lady who thoroughly enjoyed life and had a strong love of learning herself. This bursary is to be awarded to a student who best represents her ideals and commitment. The recipient must be enrolled in her/his Professional Year of the Bachelor of Education (English) program and must be a graduate of a secondary school in Northern Ontario. The award is not based on academic excellence but the recipient must have a minimum 75% average. The recipient will be selected upon a recommendation from faculty members. Bursary application is required.