Lawrence B. ('51) and Anna Mary Buggia Scholarship
The family of Lawrence Buggia '51, has created a scholarship in honor of him and his wife. Lawrence Buggia, Jr., DVM, and his sisters and brother, Mary Ann Buggia, M.D., Linda M. Buggia, B.A., and Paul Buggia, B.S., created the Lawrence B. ’51 and Anna Mary Buggia scholarship in honor of their parents, who believed in the power of higher education.
Lawrence Buggia Sr. was the son of immigrants and the first of his family to finish high school and college. After graduating from high school during WWII, Lawrence enlisted in the Navy and Anna entered the nurse cadet program.
After WWII, Lawrence used his GI bill to attend GMI. Neither Lawrence nor Anna could have afforded college otherwise. With his degree from GMI, Lawrence worked for General Motors and served in the Army Corps of Engineers.
The Buggias put all four of their children through college. The Buggia family is grateful for the education GMI gave their father and want to pay it forward through a scholarship that would benefit students like their father.