Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Final 2012 Alumni Phonathon Hopes to Set Records

President Dr. David Hall is interviewed by
Da Vybe’s radio personality Anita Davis.

Director of Annual Giving and
Alumni Affairs Linda Smith, left, and
Associate Director of Human
Resources Yvonne Lawrence work.
In a last major push to reach a historic 50 percent alumni giving rate, the University of the Virgin Islands Office of Institutional Advancement is hosting its final Alumni Phonathon of 2012. Scheduled to run nightly until Sept. 20, each evening volunteers will process pledges from traditional and special alumni, and Reichhold Center for the Arts patrons.

On Sept. 17, radio station Da Vybe 107.9 FM broadcasted live from the event’s location in UVI’s Administration and Conference Center, interviewing UVI President Dr. David Hall and fielding calls from alumni throughout the territory and as far away as St. Kitts and Nevis. Jaedee Caines, a UVI alumna and former St. Thomas campus Student Government Association president, joined the broadcast from Nevis. About 15 volunteers, including Dr. Hall and his wife Dr. Marilyn Braithwaite-Hall, made calls.

Webmaster Moneca Pinkett, front, Reichhold
Center’s Marketing Manager Karen Gutloff
and President Hall volunteer.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dionne V. Jackson answers a question
from student volunteer Shawn Seabrookes.
In January, Dr. Hall challenged UVI alumni to raise its alumni giving rate to 50 percent, in honor of UVI’s 50th Anniversary, through a “50 for 50” campaign. If that goal is reached, UVI will be the first Historically Black College and University to hold that distinction. For more information call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1047.