To Whom It May Concern:
As an active member of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) from
Autumn Quarter, 1989 through Spring Quarter 1997, I have had the chance to observe
the impact and positive influence that Grad Resources has had on our campus for the
last several years. During this period, I was a senator from my department for 4 years
and twice served as an officer, first as Public Affairs Liaison (1990-1991), and as
Grad Resources is a two-pronged organization. It has a secular arm that puts on
valuable workshops on such topics as Time Management, as well as offering a series
of excellent pamphlets on a variety of topics pertinent to graduate and professional
students. The secular arm has also been instrumental in getting a TA/RA
Appreciation Week started on campus, and has offered help funding several important
events, including the annual fall Graduation and Professional Student Orientation.
Grad Resources also has a religious arm affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ
that offers on-campus small group Bible studies for those who are interested. It's been
my impression that they keep the two arms pretty clearly separate.
I attended one of the Time Management workshops in the midst of the pressures of
classes, TAing and student government activities and was thankful that SOMEONE
was doing this. In fact, I thought it was terrific that a Christian-based organization was
trying to offer something useful to grad students - sort of like sending food to the
starving, rather than missionaries.
It is my experience that Grad Resources has offered some very needed and valued
services to Graduate and Professional students at the University of Washington during
the five years they have been on campus. This organization is indeed a good resource
for many students.
Former President, GPSS
University of Washington
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