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Trent University's 50 Million Campaign Exceeds Goal

 Karen Wickerson ’87 establishes the Wickerson Fund for the Centre for Academic Testing

Karen sleeping resting her head on her horse Tizzy

When Karen Wickerson ‘87 came to Trent, academic accommodation was a little-known concept in the education sector. Having a diagnosed learning disability, Karen found the support she needed at Trent that helped her succeed like writing an exam in a separate distraction-reduced environment.

Today, Karen is excited to establish the Wickerson Fund for the Centre for Academic Testing. The fund will help meet the diverse needs of today’s students, unlocking their potential. The fund will be used for items such as a high-resolution camera to magnify for the visually impaired, learning software licenses, and equipment such as noise cancelling headsets for writing exams. The fund will also help meet future needs of incoming students.

Karen has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Geography from Trent and went on to earn her M.A. in Applied Behavioural Studies abroad. She has worked as a registered clinical counsellor for over a decade to help create better dynamics in the family system. She is now an animal communicator and energy therapy practitioner. Karen now lives in North Vancouver, B.C. with her husband, Drummond Macdougall and their two cats Tenderfoot and Curious. Join Karen today to UNLEASH a students potential, click here to donate www.trentu.ca/give and scroll down to the Wickerson Fund for the Centre for Academic Testing fund

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