The Phonathon program at Westminster consists of five current student callers. Students call during the fall and spring semesters to reach out to alumni, parents, and friends of the College.
These students serve a vital role at the college. "We work to keep connections between alumni and the college active," said four year member of the phonathon team, Edward Pishiyski. "Our work is important because we help increase the Alumni Participation Rate (APR), which in turn increases our rankings."
When asked what they like about their jobs Kaity Clements said, "I love hearing all the crazy stories alumni have. My favorite story has to be about the "panty raids" from the 1960s!" One of our newest team member, Sarah Stalpes said, "I like talking to people with similar degrees to mine and seeing where they've ended up."
One third of all donors to the Westminster Fund last year came as a result of these students efforts. Thank you to all of you who pick up the phone and talk to one of our friendly phonathon callers!
The goals of the Westminster College Student Callers are:
- To share news and invite alumni, parents, and friends to events
- Help keep the College's records up to date
- Raise money for The Westminster Fund: the unrestricted fund on campus that supports the critical needs of the College
- Engage and help build lasting relationships with members of the Westminster College Community