consider a gift to renovate and upgrade the

professional writing and technical communication
computer lab

The PWTC Lab is where much of our program’s community was built—the place where our students helped (and still help) each other to edit and revise, to critique images and their placement, to share files and learn new software, and perhaps most importantly, to develop an appreciation for the value of teamwork. 

This spring, the Dean selected our proposal to renovate and upgrade the Lab for inclusion in his 2009 Challenge Grant Program.  This means we now have a real opportunity to transform the room into a learning environment that will, in the words of the grant, “facilitate content production, interactivity, information literacy, and structured content.”

To meet the challenge, we must raise $10,000 by September 1st.  Your support in any amount would be greatly appreciated.  Gifts of $100 or more, though, will be eligible for a one-to-one match by the Dean toward the total project goal of $20,000. We hope you will join us in this effort by making a gift of $100 or more toward the project.

You can make your donation online through the “Give to UMass Amherst” page. 

On the scroll-down menu at the bottom of the page, choose: “College of Humanities and Fine Arts” then “Dean’s Challenge ’09 PWTC (English) Lab.