Why I Give / Support UISRM

Melanie Beauchamp

I feel fortunate to have been born in the state of Iowa. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I had not been raised in one of the finest educational systems in the nation. I owe almost all of who I am to the great opportunities opened to me through my classroom and experiential lessons, from primary school to post-graduate work.

I think Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best when he said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” To me, this is what post-secondary education is all about; learning to choose wisely. Furthermore, from personal experience, I know that all types of learning expand not only knowledge, but the ability to empathize.  Learning with people from all thoughts and walks of life not only makes us smarter, but it makes us better citizens as well.

With that being said, why do I choose to support Iowa Sport and Recreation Management, especially since I am not a student or graduate of the program?  The answer is simple- QUALITY. The faculty and staff for the department have a level of dedication to the students and the program that is second to none. The top-notch classroom education is augmented by the outstanding practicum experiences that make this program one of a kind. It feels good to know that my support helps this program in my home state continue to provide an unparalleled, quality education. Not only do the students benefit from this education, but so does our society in turn.

Melanie Beauchamp

It is easy to give to the UISRM program. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly to supporting the unique learning opportunities that the UISRM program makes available to students.

Click here to visit the University of Iowa Foundation page to support the UISRM program.


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