As you have heard, Rose-Hulman is cutting our rifle program citing budget issues. We have petitioned the administration and today have gained approval to continue through the 09-10 season with zero funding from our school and using our own money, but will be pushed to a club level team after that season concludes. We will be starting a fundraising campaign and further pressing the institution to let us continue at the NCAA level under own power until the budget opens back up. Please pass this along to any and all networks you desire. If you wish show your support, here are the people to contact:
President Gerald Jakubowski firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Student Affairs Pete Gustafson email@example.com
If you do contact these gentlemen, please thank them for allowing us to continue for one more season and pose the question of what it would take to continue for more.
I have already received some offers of donations. If you are able and willing to make such a contribution, please send checks made out to the team to my snail mail directly and I will file them accordingly with the school.
I am convinced that this is not the end of our program, simply a new chapter in its excellent existence.
Truly Yours In Shooting,
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Head Rifle Coach
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
If you send e-mail, be positive and supportive, y'hear? We need more geeks with guns and Rose-Hulman is a major source of the best sort of alpha geekery.