UVI special alumna Tiffany Chichester, center, was the first volunteer to secure a donation in UVI's 2011 Alumni Phonathon Part II. Volunteers began placing calls to special alumni today (Monday, May 23) at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. UVI held Part I of its Alumni Phonathon in March when it reached out to regular alumni. Today, the attention turned to special alumni – persons who attended UVI or CVI (the College of the Virgin Islands) for a minimum of 12 months, but did not graduate. Chichester herself is a special alumni, attending the University in 2004. She is flanked by Phonathon organizer and UVI's Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs Linda I. Smith, left, and UVI alumna Jessica Edwards ('07, '08).
Volunteers, at right, include UVI students, alumni, special alumni, faculty and staff. Along with securing contributions to support student scholarships and UVI's areas of greatest needs, the Phonathon provides direct contact with all the University's - updating contact details and sharing the latest on UVI's initiatives and activities. Their efforts continue from 5:30 to 9 p.m. each night through Thursday, May 26.
Current UVI student Twanna Hodge, left, ('13) reaches for the bell to announce another pledge received. She is cheered on by UVI alumna and current employee Sadio Thomas ('05).