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APSU wraps up Phonathon

Throughout most of October, phone lines were busy at APSUs Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.

As always, the seventh annual Phonathon, which is conducted by the Office of Alumni and Annual Giving, raised money for scholarships and special department initiatives.

This years event, which ran Oct. 4-28, garnered a total of $86,331 through Nov. 30 with additional gifts and pledges through June 30 to be added in the final count. This compares to $90,954 at this same time last year.
Throughout most of October, phone lines were busy at APSU's Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.

As always, the seventh annual Phonathon, which is conducted by the Office of Alumni and Annual Giving, raised money for scholarships and special department initiatives.

This year's event, which ran Oct. 4-28, garnered a total of $86,331 through Nov. 30 with additional gifts and pledges through June 30 to be added in the final count. This compares to $90,954 at this same time last year.

According to Shelia Boone, director of alumni and annual giving, there were 21 student callers and 35 faculty/staff callers.

Faculty winners were Dr. Bruce Myers, professor of computer science and information technology, who raised $8,270. Second place went to Glenn Carter, professor of social work, who pulled in $3,666, while Dr. David Kanervo, professor of political science, raised $2,650.

Calling in the Retired Faculty category, Lawrence Baggett received $13,495 in gifts and pledges to APSU.

Students winning $25 each were Tabatha Sarco for most pledges ($5,190) and Tiffany Tanner won for the most increases in gifts and pledges. Students who qualified for the Phonathon Hall of Fame for having received $2,500 or more in gifts/pledges were Keith Parker, Nicole Garganta, Sharita Jones, Julie Wood, Domica Triplet, Tiffany Tanner and Tabatha Sarco.
—Dennie Burke