Class Project Update

Thanks to all who add to their class dues payments each year to help support our Class Projects. Most recently, our class has supported the following projects:

• Class contribution to Memorial Field renovations, featuring memorial plaques engraved to honor Dartmouth veterans who have died in service to our country. The Class of ’85 will be recognized with a plaque as one of 40 classes that made contributions to the project.

• Funding for student internships through the Center for Professional Development (CDP, aka Career Services).

• Funding for student internships through Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS).

CDP Internship Program

Our class currently gives $2000 to this program, which is the typical award to a student intern. We hope to raise this amount to $4000 with our Green Eggs and Dues program.

We are very excited about the impact our contributions have made. Here are two thank you notes we received from our CDP interns:

[one_half] [quote author=”Jeni Hendricks ’17”]

My name is Jeni Hendricks and I am a Dartmouth ’17 from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. After a challenging but wonderful first year at Dartmouth, I received the opportunity to intern for Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) in Washington, D.C. I was elated about the opportunity but soon found myself apprehensive when I was informed that the summer internship was unpaid. However, due to your generosity, I was able to spend June 3rd – August 1st on our Nation’s Capitol Hill. There are no words to describe the experience that I had this summer. I witnessed bills brought to and discussed on the floor, met lifelong friends whom I still keep in touch with, and got an insider’s perspective of what it may be like to be a Congressional legislative assistant one-day.

Thank you, Dartmouth Class of ’85, for your generous contribution and for ultimately allowing me to have a career oriented and unforgettable summer. I know that few people get the opportunity to live in Washington, D.C. for two months and because of that, I am forever grateful to you for your kindness and support of not only myself but all Dartmouth students, now and to come.


[one_half_last] [quote author=”Isabella Coleman ’17”]

I am writing to thank you for your generous Class of 1985 Scholarship that allowed me to take advantage of what was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I was able to intern in the White House Office of Management and Budget for two months over the summer, during which I got my first taste of the public sector. I learned about the inner workings of economic policy-making, increasing efficiency in operations, and large-scale crisis management as I assisted Obama and his team tackle issues like the Ebola outbreak and the unaccompanied children at the border. I could go on and on about the countless experiences I had and incredible people I met, but it was all possible thanks to your generosity, which I greatly appreciate and will always remember.


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