Where Lawrence Led Me Retirement Assets Beneficiary
Margaret Schmidt '12
Lawrence was the springboard to my career and my passion. My four years at Lawrence not only provided me the academic foundation to succeed as a lawyer but provided me important life lessons that have been crucial to my growth overall life. I treasure these lessons, both the good and the bad, but most of all the friends and curiosity that Lawrence gave me.
So where did Lawrence lead me? After Lawrence I attended law school and created a self-made dual degree to get my MPH. While in graduate school, my academic and social skills from Lawrence landed me internships at the Human Rights Campaign, New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy Practice, and the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. My liberal arts education further came into play when I obtained a graduate assistantship managing a large federal evaluation project. Since graduation, I have been representing survivors of crime in DC and MA and recently began adjunct teaching at the University of New Hampshire Graduate School. All of this would not be possible without Lawrence, especially in less than 10 years since graduating from Lawrence.
I decided to give through the Legacy Circle because the past few years have reminded me that it is imperative to sustain liberal arts institutions. I want to ensure that beyond my annual giving to Lawrence and volunteer work through the alumni office, that Lawrence is part of my final acts of generosity. This will not only help sustain the university but continue to sustain my commitment to what Lawrence offers to current, former, and future Lawrentians.
Lisalyn Jane Dresser, 2022
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
"The thing I admire most about Lawrence is the diverse community. You are accepted and treated fairly no matter where you are from. Lawrence does not only teach you what you need to know it also helps you to be independent and prepare you to be successful for the future. I have always wanted to be in this prestigious and diverse university. I will forever be grateful to the Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship for helping me reach my dream."