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Letter to Us - from WMST Alumna

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 Hello former, current, and prospective Women’s Studies members!

My name is Lauren Kotmel and I am a proud WMST alumna, ’11.
I hope you will take a minute to consider how this program can change your life.

Kent State WMST members are special members of KSU.
We’re movers and shakers, dedicated to helping our communities and each other.
We may be a small community, but we’re out in the world…leaving our mark.

So, what is a WMST member? I’d tell you, but than that would be no fun.
Because there is no way to describe us. The women in this program are bright and driven.
This alumna has traveled around the world, studied in Germany, interned at the Smithsonian Institution
in Washington DC, and now finds herself blessed to be a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
All with the support of the fabulous women of this program.

The perspective I gained through my WMST minor challenged me to think outside the box…and trust me,
those thought processes are deeply appreciated by the professionals that you will encounter
on your journey to find your post-grad self.

I challenge you to find another University department equipped with such fascinating and FUN classes,
passionate and down-to-earth peers, and a personal commitment from professors
that truly want YOU to receive the most out of your experience.
The Katharine Hepburn summer course will always be my favorite KSU course.

Perhaps the most exceptional aspect of this program is your Senior Seminar.
You will be challenged to engage in an independent project that means something greatly to you.
My experience in conducting a thorough research project on women, art and censorship
catapulted my interest in the art world, and for that, I thank WMST.

If I may ever assist you with anything, please e-mail Dr. Holt.

Now go forth, and set the world on fire.

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