Bill & Colleen Lyne Establish Scholarship Fund with Morden Area Foundation
The Morden Area Foundation is excited to announce the establishment of the William (Bill) and Colleen Lyne Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarding $2,000 each to one male and one female student with a language arts disability who must be a Grade 12 graduate from one of vocational, technology, occupational, or academic programs. Interests may include: automotive, agriculture, plumbing, electrician, aviation, health care, culinary, carpentry, animal care, beauty and cosmetology to name a few. The student must have a caring, helpful attitude, and a commitment to continuously learning.Bill, retired local businessman, and Colleen, retired educator, established this fund with passion and dedication to support local youth with language arts disabilities pursuing a post-secondary education.
Colleen was hired by the Western School Division as a Resource Teacher and then as a Special Education Coordinator with a Reading Clinician Certificate (1978-1990). Colleen holds four academic degrees from the University of Manitoba, including a Masters of Education, and has taught all levels in the public school system. As an educator, Colleen has worked tirelessly with teachers inspiring and educating them regarding effective ways to teach reading.
As a dedicated professional, Colleen discovered that a number of students had difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, and some to speak, due to dyslexia. None of which affects the student’s general intelligence. As a result of Colleen’s experience, she and her husband Bill wish to support such students reach their goals of a higher education.