Letter from Dr. Vaughn
As you look back on your time at UM, hopefully you can say that you received a high quality liberal arts education. Furthermore, we hope your generalist social work degree prepared you not only for your first job, but also for subsequent jobs and/or graduate education.
Please reflect on the value of your education and give serious consideration to giving back to the program. The cost of a college education has escalated, and student debt continues to increase. Many of you received scholarships which lowered your debt load. All of the scholarships were funded by alumni and friends just like you.
Currently, we are trying to endow the Vaughn Advocacy Scholarship so that additional students can be helped to complete their education without going further into debt. Please consider giving to this scholarship or other scholarships. As always, no gift is too small. If each graduate only gives $5, over $4,000 will be generated to help current students.
Please be sure to designate on the “memo” section of your check the scholarship or program fund to which you wish your gift to be applied and check subsequent newsletters where the gifts to specific areas will be listed.
Thank you for all you have done in the past for the program and especially for keeping the newsletter interesting by sharing your lives and careers with us.