Thank you Shelly and everyone at Upper Explorerland for your hard work in developing the RCDI application and then facing those gruesome federal forms and submission. Your partnership is highly valued!
Rachelle- Just wanted to say thank you one more time for your assistance in the Community and Regional Planning mock interviews last semester. My best estimate is that over 50 planning professionals and friends of the department assisted in some fashion with delivering the CRP 331 Planning Professional Seminar last semester. The roles provided through this assistance included guest lectures, professional planning panels, student mentors and mock interviewers. The students—more than once—expressed their appreciation for all this help in not only giving them a better perspective of as how to obtain employment in the planning profession, but also a sense of what lies ahead post-graduation.
I’ve always felt that you and Upper Explorerland present an excellent model for our students interested in rural planning, especially to our women students seeking ideas and models for their career.
Upper Explorerland provided financial assistance and support for me many years ago when I went back to college to earn my current degrees. I am grateful for the opportunities afforded to me and it allowed me to become self-sufficient and not rely on public assistance. I am forever thankful for your program and other programs that helped me pursue my degrees and reach my goals to secure a career in education.