Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ÔAnything But SleepyÕ: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama GovernorÕs School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort

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Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort

Students called, and alumni responded in record numbers to the Samford Phonathon this year. The result: $137,457 in gifts to Samford University.

The total oversubscribed the Phonathon goal of $125,000 for fiscal 2000–01 and topped last year’s total of $94,000 by more than $40,000.

Students make calls to alumni four nights a week during the school year, soliciting support for Samford. Their mission is twofold: to build and strengthen relationships with alumni, and to raise money for Samford.

"The success of this year’s effort is directly related to the enthusiasm and dedication of the 30 student callers," said Marianne Pohl, Phonathon administrator. "They truly believe in what they are doing and effectively express that excitement to our alumni."

Callers go through an extensive training program at the start of the school year, learning about Samford’s history and how the Phonathon effort can impact the school’s future. In addition to seeking funds, callers express appreciation for past support, get Seasons notes from alumni and tell them about Samford events in their area.

This year, student callers also created a prayer ministry, offering alumni the opportunity to share prayer requests.

Nursing student Rebekah Pohl readies for another night of calling Samford alumni.