The Tradition Continues: CU to Host 20th Annual Phonathon

For Immediate Release: 
Jan 15 2008

CONTACT: Kati Whittaker, Director of Alumni Affairs II
1-304-384-5348, 1-304-384-6056, > Alumni

The Tradition Continues: CU to Host 20th Annual Phonathon

Athens, W.Va. – Students from various organizations at Concord University will begin “dialing for dollars” during the 20th annual Concord University Phonathon scheduled for Sunday, February 17 through Thursday, March 6. (Calls are not made on Fridays or Saturdays, and calls are made between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST.) Ms. Kati Whittaker, director of alumni affairs will be organizing the event.

“Proceeds from the Phonathon are used to support scholarships and faculty development,” stated Ms. Whittaker. “Students have a good time competing among themselves and with the other organizations for many great prizes provided by local businesses--including cash as a grand prize! Alumni and friends are encouraged to participate in a special challenge and donate on the nights that their favorite organizations are calling.”

Those who wish to give may use a credit card.

The Concord University Phonathon was started in 1988 under the direction of Dr. J. Douglas Machesney, former vice president for development, and Ms. Susan Williams Tuck, former alumni director. The Phonathon is in its 20th year.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.