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Phone-a-thon volunteers raise $$ for McAllister Hall
|L-R: Tenechia Haynes, BPC junior political science major and College Advancement work study, and Sara Crowe, BPC registrar, participate in the 2007 Phone-a-thon from McAllister Hall’s lobby. (Photo by E’Quain Rhoades)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College’s Office of College Advancement is halfway through the 2007 Phone-a-thon. The goal of this year’s alumni and friends’ drive is to raise $25,000 for the needed renovations of the oldest women’s residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus: McAllister Hall. “So far, so good,” says BPC Director of Development Roger Byrd.
“Participation has been great. Each night we have had students, faculty, staff and friends volunteering. We are well on our way to our goal,” says Byrd. “I am confident that we will make it.”
Byrd adds the Phone-a-thon’s benefits have been two-fold.
“It has been nice to reconnect with our alumni also,” he explains. “We have had news and updates relayed to us from the calls we have made. We had received news of new births, job changes, and relocations. This is something of a family reunion by phone. We can catch up on what is happening with our BPC family. It is a good thing.”
The last day of the two week drive is Thursday, Oct. 11; however, donations to the expected $1.5 million renovations are still welcome. Contact Tabitha Connell, office administrative assistant, at 912-583-3255 for more information about how you can make a difference at BPC.