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UCT Gives Back – Our Fans Say it Best

Posted on Aug 01, 2012 by: UCT

As Sir Winston Churchill said, “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” UCT’s members give of their time, talents and treasures to enrich the lives of others and make their communities a better place to live. But it doesn’t stop there:

But don’t just take our word for it – hear what UCT means to our members and scholarship recipients in their own words…


“I must be honest, that I hadn’t seriously considered making Special Education a part of my school plan until I found this scholarship application.  As I read through the required materials, and wrote my essay, I realized how passionate I am about bringing the Arts to students with special needs.  I am grateful to the UCT for helping me define my path and direct my passion.”

– Emily Coalson, 2012 scholarship recipient


“Thank you for the UCT Scholarship I was awarded. Your support has kept me from worrying so much about the cost of tuition, and has helped me to focus on my education. I am looking forward to a career in Special Education and hope to be finished with my Master’s in Special Education in December of this year. Currently, I am helping on student plan their transition to high school and creating a Personal Learning Profile for them. This student is not able to explain their disability…it is my goal to teach them self-advocacy and self-determination before they enter high school. I believe it is very important for any person with a disability to be able to self-advocate for himself. It truly brings me great joy having the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of so many students every day. Thank you again for your generosity. It makes me so proud that I can help others just as you have helped me.”

– Sheena Renninger, 2012 scholarship recipient


“I want to thank you and the local Williamsport Council 350 for the $500 check from the relief fund. It will help us to replace some of the items lost as a result of the flooding caused by hurricane Irene. It is especially nice to belong to an organization like United Commercial Travelers in times when you need assistance. Thanks again for your help.”

– Mel Durrwachter, hurricane Irene survivor


“Thank you so much for the $150, it will be put to good use. We appreciate your concern as we had a lot of damage in the tornado of June 5. We are coming along slowly with all the repairs. Thanks again.”

– Jim and Lucille Swain, 2010 Streator tornado survivors

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