Alumni association president Gordon Orr shakes hand of Student Success and Leadership Centre director Cindy Crump.Alumni association president Gordon Orr accepts an award of appreciation from Student Success and Leadership Centre director Cindy Crump for 20 years of sponsoring the Welcome Week tuition draw.

Alumni honoured for impact of tuition draw sponsorship

Winning a draw for a semester’s paid tuition during the 2019 UWindsor Welcome Week really allowed her to expand her horizons, says Kayla Jakobszen, who graduated May 30 with her baccalaureate in environmental studies.

“By not having to pay for that semester, I was able to put that money towards going on a student exchange in Wales during my third year and a recent trip to the Dominican Republic,” she says. “It allowed more money to stay in my education savings and I’m now looking at pursuing a master’s degree.”

The University of Windsor Alumni Association has sponsored the annual prize for 20 years. The Student Success and Leadership Centre celebrated that record of support with the presentation of an award of appreciation to the alumni board — and sharing stories of the impact on its recipients.

Jakobszen says it has made a lasting difference to her.

“The first memory that comes to mind from starting at the University of Windsor is the photos I have of me standing in front of a massive crowd of students that would become my peers and accepting that gift from the Alumni Association that I still have displayed on my shelf to this day.”