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Alumni Newsletter ~ January 2015 Excerpt

Tears of Joy: A Student's Heartfelt Thank You

A deserving student sat down to put into words her appreciation for her scholarship. The following is an excerpt from her poignant letter:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Deutsch,

My name is Christina Doerner and I am one of the very lucky recipients of your scholarship. I am incredibly grateful that you are willing to donate such a generous award to someone you have never met.

Your scholarship has not only helped me cover my tuition, but it also helped ensure that I had all the appropriate tools necessary for success in the OM&IS program. Since starting my OM&IS classes, I can say with full confidence, I have found my niche! After graduation, I intend to find a career in either the field of government or environmental industries. I hope to make a positive impact in the world we live in and become a valuable member of modern society.

Your gift has helped convince me that I can accomplish this goal. I have never received a scholarship before and honestly, there is no way I can truly thank you enough. Without your help, I would not be able to dedicate as much time to my studies. I wholeheartedly thank you for your incredible kindness. Thank you for believing in a stranger. I won't let you down.


Christina Doerner
"I actually broke down in tears because it made me realize that a complete stranger was putting their faith and investment in someone they had never met. I hope that someday I will be in a position to offer someone in need the opportunity to find success in life the same way that you have done this for me."

- Christina Doerner,
NIU College of Business Student &
Deutsch Family Scholarship Recipient

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Read Christina's entire letter and more from the January 2015 College of Business Newsletter >