Letter to the Editor
November 7, 2007
As the majority of our class is seniors, our days as students are running
short and the 9-5 daily grind is knocking on our doors. Currently, we are often
limited to part-time or summer jobs and short-term internships where we carry
out less then desirable activities for the given corporation.
Fortunately for the students in Communication 698, we’ve been able to
not only learn about successful communication practices to use while in the
workplace, but we’ve been able to put these concepts into action. We’ve
done this by working in conjunction with the United Way of the Greater Seacoast
region to manage the campaign here on the UNH campus.
Our students have really stepped up and contributed large amounts of time
and effort to spread the word of the campaign to our campus community, with
a goal set to top last years amount of total contributions. Halfway through
the campaign, we can already see how our efforts have come into play from the
numbers released in last week’s campus journal..
We’ve even recently received the outstanding news that Barbara and Cyrus
Sweet have challenged anyone out there who wants to give to the campaign. They’ve
put forth a $250,000 grant that will match the first 100 new gifts of $1,000
and any prior donator that increases their donation by 10 percent. These numbers
are amazingly generous and exciting for our class and the campaign.
Working towards such a rewarding goal proved to be a very motivating factor
for the members of this course. When you’re not only working to achieve
exemplary grades, but to improve the quality of life for so many people and
families, as the United Way does every year, you really push yourself to achieve
your very best.