Dear Alumni and Friends of the Friedman School,
I can’t help but feel that writing this letter at Thanksgiving, a time of reflection and gratitude, is enormously appropriate. As I look back over the past year, I have a lot for which to be thankful, but at the top of my list is the opportunity to attend The Friedman School. The generous contributions of alumni and others to the Annual Fund has made my dream not only a reality, but expanded this dream beyond my own hopes. I am thrilled to be here at Friedman, and your gifts have only deepened this joy as I put my first semester behind me.
I have been constantly awed by my experiences thus far at Friedman. From the quality of my classes and professors, to the diversity of experiences and ideas of my fellow classmates, I feel I have learned so much in just this first semester! Friedman is providing me with the formal background and education I need to pursue a career in nutrition science and policy.
Beyond the scope of the classroom, there are many great opportunities to enrich my education, from Wednesday Seminars, to attending the Friedman Symposium (Nutrition Agenda 2008 and Beyond), and sitting in on guest lectures such as the one by Walter Robb, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Whole Foods. The breadth of these experiences, alongside the excellent professors in the classroom, reinforces each day that not only am I blessed to be here, but this is the best place to be. I am only starting to contemplate potential summer internships – another interesting program that sets Friedman apart. I look forward to it and to my remaining three semesters.
In times like these, financial aid is a crucial factor for many students interested in attending Friedman. Your contributions to the Annual Fund enable many students, like me, to attend the foremost nutrition school in the world and the only one of its kind. The Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy’s unique blend of disciplines and departments sets it apart. I had my heart set on Friedman for this very reason, and your benevolence has made it possible for me to be here.
Going beyond the tangible value of the financial support of my education is the underlying gift of your confidence in me. This I will carry with me for life, and for that, I thank you deeply.
MS Candidate, Food Policy & Applied Nutrition (FPAN)
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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