Those two words pretty much sum up my UWW experience.
Like you, I decided to go back to school as an adult. I had earned an Associate’s Degree at a Boston area college but was looking for a different course of study. After searching, I found UWW. What a fantastic idea! I could chart my own course to a Bachelor’s degree. Thus I managed to combine two passions: hospitality and sustainability. Writing my portfolio was the most challenging and rewarding part. I gained so much insight into myself and changed my life plans.
I graduated just this year, in 2017. My academic advisor, the UWW staff, UMass faculty, and other campus resources such as The UMass Writing Center helped me achieve this goal. UWW has opened up a world of possibilities to me.
Shortly before graduation I was asked to join the Friends of UWW and immediately agreed. You might be asking, “What is the “Friends of UWW?” We are a group of alums, current and retired faculty, and staff, who meet on a quarterly basis to accomplish several objectives:
- Devise ways to raise scholarship funds for an endowed scholarship for adult learners like yourself;
- Organize events to bring alumni together;
- Connect current students with alumni mentors
Some of us meet in person while others either call or Skype in to participate in the meetings.
I am writing you today to ask if you would consider joining the Friends of UWW. Here's a brochure about the Friends of UWW for you to peruse. If you are interested, please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob Stefanik, UWW Graduate, Class of 2017