Dear i3 friends and family,
Merriam-Webster's word of the day yesterday was COHORT! This seems so fitting as we are now just over 24 hours from the close of our 2017 Fundraiser. With our goal at an awesome 93% completed we have less than $350 left to raise for this year's goal. We are certain that with your support, this goal will be easily met -- but it is only through donations before midnight tomorrow, January 12th that we will accomplish it!
As I already wrote above, yesterday's word of the day was cohort. Every year, i3 welcomes a new cohort of students to come into the i3 program. A new cohort to experience the rigors and fascination of the information sciences. A new cohort to bond together and problem solve their way through a month of workshops in research and leadership training in the Pittsburgh iSchool. And of course, a new cohort to emerge at the end of a full year, research paper and poster in hand, ready to conquer the iConference and the world of academia beyond.
It is our cohorts who make the i3 program what it is -- fiercely passionate, curious, and driven young people who are making waves in their respective fields and communities. We are proud to call all the scholars in our cohorts members of the i3 family. We hope that you will make the choice to support each of them, and the many future cohorts who join them, with even a small donation today.
Onward and upward,
Hannah Hiles, 2013 cohort
Alumni Association President