The Fund for UALR is proud to announce an allocation of $7,500 to the UALR Alumni Association to provide three student scholarships. “As a result of their response to mailings, emails, and our annual phonathon, our alumni and friends have given us the ability to assist the Alumni Association with providing these scholarships. We are happy to be able to put their donations to good use” said Bob Denman, Vice Chancellor for Development.
“Giving back to the University is extremely important. We are excited that The Fund for UALR has chosen to team with us in giving back to current students” stated Christian O’Neal, Executive Director of the UALR Alumni Association. The addition of these three scholarships brings the total number of Alumni Student Scholarships for the Fall 2012 semester to eighteen.
The Fund for UALR is a fundraising effort designed to meet various needs on campus where tuition and state funding fall short. Donations to The Fund are unrestricted gifts available for immediate use for the greatest need of our students.
To assist The Fund for UALR with their efforts, visit donations.ualr.edu and give online or contact Sarah Lindsey Harrison, Annual Fund Manager, at 501-683-7502 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the UALR Alumni Student Scholarships, visit www.ualr.edu/alumni.
The Fund for UALR has been holding its annual Fall Phonathon over the last few weeks. The Phonathon began on September 19, 2011 and will run through October 27th, spanning six weeks. The Phonathon provides that opportunity for current UALR students to reach out to alumni, previous donors, and friends to ask for their support of the The Fund for UALR (the UALR annual fund), a source of unrestricted donations that go to support the needs of students on campus.
The Phonathon has been operating out of the call center at the Institute of Economic Advancement, located in the Reynolds College of Business. In addition to helping the university, this is a great opportunity to earn extra income.
“The UALR Phonathon has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the university, its history, and get to talk to people who want to support it, just as I do” said Mikelle Moore, a junior Business Management major from Milwaukee, WI. In addition to asking for donations, student callers must be prepared to answer questions about the university, its history, current events or updates on campus.
“At first, it was a little intimidating, but you get into a rhythm and feed off the energy of everyone else” said Kimberly Gulley, a junior social work major from Magnolia, AR. “It is really great to see that the money we are raising is directly impacting the lives of students such as myself.”