I am an alumna, social work 1989. Although this program no longer exists, I feel that the education I received at RIT was truly the very best. The social work faculty and program were a very positive experience for me, even though I did not live on the RIT campus when I was a student.
The most recent spring 2017 University Magazine found its way to my mailbox, and I am writing to share with you my delight, appreciation and high regard over the article on page 40, “Ice-breaker was really love at first sight.” At a time when I see an increase in outspoken disapproval about same-sex marriages, I was completely blown away! I have several friends who are in same-sex relationships and I have worked with youth over the past 20 years who feel shame, disapproval and hostility daily about who they are. One of the ways in which I have tried to support them is through acknowledgement of their relationships and the importance of the significant others and spouses in their lives.
Thank you again for very openly showing this validation. RIT, you rock!
- Sara Eck '89 (social work), school social worker, Rochester City School District
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