A message to Alumni:
Do you recall your college days wondering if today’s students enjoy the same relationships with faculty that you did? Do you speculate if your favorite faculty member is still on campus? Do you wonder who today’s students are? Do you think about how you can help UVa-Wise? The UVa-Wise Phonathon Team is here to provide answers to all your questions.
From late January – Mid-March, the UVa-Wise Phonathon Team reaches out to alumni to thank them for their support, to answer questions about the college, to provide information about events relevant to alumni, and to encourage them to support the college financially through the Annual Fund. Students witness firsthand what alumni donations can do, from faculty support and special academic programs to student scholarships and campus enhancements.
When you answer a student’s call you can hear for yourself how your financial support is affecting a current student’s education and their future. We can assure you the impact is immediate and significant!
The UVa-Wise student callers are also eager to hear about the experiences of our alumni. We ask you not only to contribute to the College but to the conversation. Great connections are made through our Phonathon!
How can you support the UVa-Wise Phonathon Team?
- Take our call! Ask us questions about your time at UVa-Wise (or Clinch Valley College, if you graduated prior to 2000)
- Update us on your contact information and what you are doing
- Offer suggestions about where you would like the college to grow and improve
- Make a gift that is meaningful to you and you can direct it where you have a deep passion.
A message to potential phonathon team members:
Being a Phonathon Team member is a great honor and an indication of the value you place on supporting UVa-Wise. It provides a great opportunity to students to practice your communication and organizational skills. It will build character and you will grow professionally by your involvement with this project. So, if you think you want to be part of this elite team for 2016, please complete an application as soon as possible and drop it by the Office of Development and College Relations in Bowers-Sturgill Hall.