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The McKendree University Phonathon is an important tool in helping us to reach our yearly fundraising goals. Through these calls, we will raise money and increase participation for the University’s Annual Fund, which supports our students first-hand in their daily academic and out of the classroom lives. If you are interested in being a Student Annual Fund Ambassador APPLY HERE and download the application.

Things you should know about the Phonathon

• It is held twice a year for a four week span in the Fall and then two weeks in the Spring…resulting in over 8,700 calls made!

• Gifts of any size benefit our students and University. If each of our alums, parents, friends and family contributed just $25, it would amount to $500,000.

• Our student callers are among the best and brightest the campus has to offer. They go through an interview and training program to get them prepared for this opportunity.

• Phonathon is FUN and our students agree. Thank you for making this a good experience for them. Feel free to ask them all about how campus has changed, what their classes are like, and who their favorite professor(s) are!


Fall Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, October 16th - November 9th, 2017

From 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Giving Tuesday Phonathon calling will be held:

Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Spring Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, March 26th - April 5th, 2018

From 5:30-8:30 PM




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Brandi M. Billingsley
Hometown: Goreville, IL
Major: Human Resource Management
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Marching Band


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April L. Chaney
Hometown: Wapella, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: K∑T, Color Guard, Archives Department


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Tara R. Coppenbarger
Hometown: Clinton, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: K∑T, Color Guard
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 Shanell L. Griffin
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Major: Health and Wellness Clinical
Class Year: Senior
Students Activities: CAB, ALPHA, RHA, CAC


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Philip L. Harper
Hometown: Aviston, IL
Major: Criminal Justice
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Marching Band

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Garrett D. Kellam
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO 
Major: Graphic Design
Class Year: Junior
Students Activities: Hockey


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Jade S. Lee
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Marketing
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Track, 

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 Hannah D. McCollum
Hometown: Mt. Olive, IL
Major: History
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Center for Community Service



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Andrea A. Mellenthin
Hometown: South Roxana, IL
Major: Management
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Women's Golf, Phi Beta Lambda, NSO Leader

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Logyn A. Norris
Hometown: Roodhouse, IL
Major: Occupational Therapy
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota


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Katie C. Phillippe
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Major: Biopsychology
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: K∑T


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Kerlie H. Richemond
Hometown: Orland, FL
Major: Health and Wellness
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Women's Wrestling, Powerlifting


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Kayti M. Rose
Hometown: South Roxana, IL
Major: Sports Management
Class Year: Senior
Student Activities: Women's Golf, Feminist Club



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Macci M. Rueter
Hometown: Effingham, IL
Major: Organizational Communication
Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Phi Beta Lambda, Marketing Club


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Abigail R. Schlueter
Hometown: Mascoutah, IL
Major: Organizational Communication
Class Year: Senior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Rotary Club, Sports Information Intern



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Halie L. Schrader
Hometown: Red Bud, IL
Major: Political Science
Year: Freshman
Student Activities: McKendree Young Feminists


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Kelly N. Voss
Hometown: St. Rose, IL
Major: Sports Management
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Women's Volleyball, First Year Honor Society, Colleges Against Cancer, FCA


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Marko Vucetic
Hometown: Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Major: Economics and Finance
Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Men's Water Polo






For more information contact Tony Viviano, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Advancement Services.