Can your class compete? Do you have what it takes?
We are excited to announce the kick off of our 3rd annual class participation contest. Last year was such a fabulous success, as was 2015, our alumni relations and individual giving committee, committed to do this again. We also received many requests from our alumni wanting to “redeem themselves”. Our Paper Science Reunion will be held September 7-9, 2017.
Beneficial Changes for our Contest
We have made some changes to the “logistics” this year and they benefit us all!
- ALL gifts from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 will be counted in participation.
- Class ambassadors will be thanking those of you who have already made a gift and reaching out to those who have not.
- Our alumni will be updated weekly.
- The winners will also be recognized at our Foundation annual banquet on September 7, 2017 and have bragging rights for the entire year!
What YOU need to know:
1. Our program remains very successful!
- We are maintaining high enrollments, 2-3 times that of any other paper school.
- Our students are academically stellar, well rounded and diverse.
- We are enjoying 100% job placement with 75%+ entering our industry.
2. We need alumni support to keep our program strong.
- Tuition continues to increase and government appropriations are flat (at best).
- Our industry desperately needs our graduates for its future.
- 100% of alumni contributions are used for scholarships to recruit and retain the best talent, allowing for more general budget funds to be directed towards program enhancement.
3. No matter where you are now, YOU benefited greatly from your PSE education!
- You received a world class technology/engineering degree.
- You were presented with great career opportunities.
- Your education went beyond the classroom (internships, personal and professional development).
We hope you will “get in the spirit” as we kick off the new school year with this drive.
Thanks and GO WOLFPACK!
Tim Corey (’83), Individual Giving Committee Chair
Jesse Swanner (’15), Individual Giving Committee Vice-Chair
Jennifer Piercy (’94), Foundation Director