By Margo J. Alfieri, '11, The Meredith Fund Program Coordinator
The Meredith College Phonathon program consists of 20 hard working students, all eager to connect with alumnae. Student callers phone Meredith College alumnae and parents to update current contact information, educate them on upcoming events on campus and ultimately secure donations to The Meredith Fund and The Parents’ Fund.
We strategically match students with alumnae based on two factors: similar major/minor and hometown. This has been very effective for our program as it breaks the initial barrier and gives callers an instant talking point. If your department is hosting an event where alumnae participation is encouraged, or if you would like to share student and departmental accomplishments with the alumnae community, please email Margo Alfieri at email@example.com. We will gladly include such information in the students’ scripts so they can communicate these details during their conversations.
Among this strong group of ladies are five student supervisors. Phonathon Supervisors are responsible for advising their peers how to approach difficult phone conversations, assisting in the training process throughout the year, soliciting prizes from local vendors for calling competitions, and much more.
The Division of Institutional Advancement would like to introduce faculty and staff to these student supervisors. We hope you are able to recognize at least one student and thank them for their contributions to our college!
Christie Lane has worked with the Meredith College Phonathon since September of 2010, and has served as a supervisor since September of 2011. She is a member of the senior class who studies Psychology as well as Social Work. Her warm personality, on and off the phone, as well as her positive demeanor towards peers makes her a wonderful supervisor. She is a dedicated member of the Social Work Club at Meredith, is a member of the Meredith College Student Ambassadors Program (MCSAP), and is an Academic and Career Planning Intern this semester. Class Day is her favorite Meredith tradition. In addition to these commitments, Lane serves as a Senior Class Gift co-chair. In this role, she is responsible for encouraging her classmates to give back to Meredith College by making a gift to The Meredith Fund. We will be sad to see her graduate in May; however, we are excited to see what the future holds for Christie. She is sure to go far!
Meredith “Ashley” Green has worked with the Meredith College Phonathon since September of 2011, and has served as a supervisor since September of 2012. She is a member of the junior class and her favorite Meredith College tradition is Cornhuskin’. Green studies Family and Consumer Sciences and is working towards her 7-12 licensure. Aside from being an awesome Phonathon caller and mentor, she is a dedicated softball player for the Avenging Angels. She represents her team well by serving as the Publicity Chair for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Green was also named USA South All Conference – All-Sportsmanship Team for the 2011-12 season. She is a Campus Crusade Bible Study Leader, member of the Meredith College Student Ambassadors Program (MCSAP), and a member of the Meredith Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (MAFCS).
Hannah Orr has worked with the Meredith College Phonathon since September of 2011, and has served as a supervisor since September of 2012. She is a member of the junior class. Orr studies Mathematics, Computer Science, and is working towards her 9-12 licensure. She is a terrific caller and is a wonderful leader. Her coworkers lean on her for advice and she is great at keeping the group engaged. She is the Secretary of the Meredith Recreation Association (MRA), serves on the Cornhuskin’ Committee (her favorite Meredith tradition), is a member of the White Iris Circle, and is involved in the Meredith College Student Ambassadors Program (MCSAP). Additionally, Orr is a Teaching Fellow, is a part of the Honors Program, serves as a Student Advisor, and is the publicity co-chair for the Canady Math and Computer Science Club.
Amanda Hall has worked with the Meredith College Phonathon since September of 2011, and became a supervisor in September of 2012. A sophomore, Hall studies Mathematics and is working towards her secondary licensure. She is passionate about her Meredith experience and about her future in the field of education. With these interests in mind, she makes calling look easy as she builds relationships with those with whom she comes in contact. Hall serves as the Vice President for her class, is a Teaching Fellow, and is involved in the Honors Program on campus. In addition, she is a member of the White Iris Circle, is the Vice President of the Math Club, tutors in the Learning Center, and is a member of the Meredith College Student Ambassadors Program (MCSAP). Her favorite Meredith tradition is the Guardian Angel dance
Erin Lawler has worked with the Meredith College Phonathon since September of 2011, and became a supervisor in September of 2012. A sophomore, Lawler studies Biology and is working towards her 9-12 licensure. She does a wonderful job informing alumnae about what is happening on campus, and is enthusiastic about all things related to Meredith. Cornhuskin’ is her favorite College tradition. She is a member of the Meredith College Student Ambassadors Program (MCSAP) and does a great job interacting with alumnae and guests at special events. She is also a member of the Cornhuskin’ Committee where she helps organize activities for the annual event.
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.