President James P. Clements
c/o Office of the President
Sikes Hall, Room 201
101 Calhoun Drive
Clemson, SC 29634
Dear President Clements,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, environment, social justice, and diversity. In these subjects or core values I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, improve education reform to make learning a better tool, a need for improvements in social justice to make communities a better place, and many others. President Clements, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 15th President of Clemson University to be very inspiring to me and how I enjoyed your book.
In your current role as 15th President of Clemson University, I like on how you are a strong supporter and advocate of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination in order to protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Also to improve civil rights, I like on how you work to expand rules to combat against bully and harassment. Supporting accommodations to help students with disabilities like extra time on exams or use educational software to help improve comprehension, expanding tutoring services to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and implementing more liberal arts, arts, humanities, history, and basic classes to make education diverse along with make more opportunities for students to find subjects that they want to learn are great ways to improve education reform. Also on education reform I like on how you support literacy programs to help students including adults improve on their comprehension skills or gain literacy skills. On diversity, I like on how you work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college and expand on programs to help educate staff members and students about different cultures along with the need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background. Another thing that I like about your work as President of Clemson University is you expand on more research programs to help students get engage to learn how different topics can make a great difference for society, push for more scholarships to help low income students or minorities get assistance on getting into college or affording supplies, and heavily express the need to reduce high tuition cost to help students from paying high costs in order to get a college. Besides your work as President of Clemson University on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights causes, advocate for environmental protection to reduce pollution, emphasize the need for more liberal arts in colleges, and express the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants, dreamers, and refugees from being oppressed.
President Clements, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your story about your daughter having a disability and how you became an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights is inspirational. On Youtube I enjoy watching videos of you talking about the need for education reform, make civil rights stronger, have diversity, and improvements in communities. When I used to go to Washtenaw Community College, I took an Intro to Business class and ACS classes and I would read your book Successful Project Management to help me understand how teamwork works and how to use critical thinking to improve yourself or understand a situation. Your book as helpful and it helped me give myself motivation when I struggle in learning education and when I had hard times with a disability. Your role as 15th President of Clemson University gives me motivation to continue to learn history, environment, social justice, and diversity. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, improve education reform to make learning a better tool, a need for improvements in social justice to make communities a better place, and many others.
I strongly believe that you make a great difference. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, push for education reform, improve on diversity, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and read your book. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to work hard to make a great impact on society including education and please continue to advocate for common sense ideas including people with disabilities’ rights.