Shida Azari is using the holiday season as a chance to count her blessings and express her thanks.
“I feel extremely fortunate for the opportunity to study, research and discover at the University of Windsor,” says the fourth-year women’s studies major. “I can look forward to the new year with optimism because of the support I receive from faculty and staff.”
Among her blessings, Azari counts an alumni in-course scholarship.
“My scholarship allowed me to dedicate more time to my studies,” she says. “I especially appreciate the donations by staff and faculty. They really understand student needs and their financial generosity is just one more way they give of themselves to make my university experience exceptional.”
As the year winds down, she wanted to remind faculty and staff that it’s not too late to make a gift benefiting students – and earning a 2011 charitable tax receipt. To donate online, click on the Give Now button at right.
Every contribution from a UWindsor employee will count towards the Plant a Seed campaign. The University will fill a garden outside the Leddy Library with a flower representing each donor, to be unveiled in spring 2012.