Hi. I'm Lino Ochoa, a student majoring in aviation at San Jose State University. I'm writing to tell you a bit about myself and SJSU because I want you to know how important you are to students like me. We are honored that people like you demonstrate a belief in our potential by giving to the SJSU Fund. These gifts help provide us with the tools we need to stay on a successful path to graduation.
Have you been to the campus recently? I encourage you to stop by. San Jose State is a vibrant, student-centered university. I'm glad I came to SJSU because of the excellent education I am receiving at an affordable price. Our educational experience is enhanced with stellar programs, a world-class faculty and support from people like you.
Gifts from alumni and friends of the university enabled:
- The College of Applied Sciences and Arts to open its Student Success Center.
- Students from five departments to build SJSU's first ZEM (zero-emissions) house from the ground up.
- Construction to begin on the Student Union expansion and renovation.
I encourage you to give to the SJSU Fund today to build on these successes and help San Jose State achieve its goals to offer students:
- Crucial programs and hands-on opportunities that enhance academics.
- An educational experience that prepares students to lead successful lives in a technology-driven, rapidly changing global society.
You are the key to unlocking the treasure chest of education for students at San Jose State. We are hardworking and dedicated to our studies. Many of us are the first in our families to go to college. We juggle work (I work at SJSU and at a company in Oakland), family responsibilities and college. Many students come from financially struggling families, as I do, and want to obtain the same goal I'm seeking—an education that will help me support my family, help others and give back to my community.
Please play an important role in the futures of 30,000 students by giving to the SJSU Fund today. With your help, we can make the most of our great university's legacy: academic rigor and excellence, award-winning faculty and cutting-edge programs.
Lino S. Ochoa '14