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 phonathon caller APPLY HERE and download the application.

Things you should know about the Phonathon

• It is held twice a year for a four week span each time…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 17th - November 10th, 2016

From 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Giving Tuesday Phonathon calling will be held:

Monday, November 28th and Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Spring Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, March 27th - April 6th, 2017

From 5:30-8:30 PM




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

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


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Emily R. Dudenbostel
Hometown: Steeleville, IL
Major: Business Management
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Show Choir

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Emma L. Barnhart
Hometown: Franklin TN 
Major: Occupational Therapy
Class Year: Freshman
Students Activities: Student Ambassador


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


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


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

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Jennifer L. Blumberg
Hometown: Marine,IL
Major: Social Sciences History
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: KET, SIEA


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Kelsey D. Smith
Hometown: Shiloh, IL
Major: Social Work
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Women's Basketball


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Logyn A. Norris
Hometown: Roodhouse, IL
Major: Biopsychology
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota,
Alpha Psi Omega, 
Treasurer of Theatre Fraternity 


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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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Macci M. Rueter
Hometown: Effingham, IL
Major: Organizational Communication
    emphasis on Marketing and Sales
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Phi beta Lambda,
Kappa Lambda Iota, Marketing Club


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Shanell L. Griffin
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Major: Health and Wellness Clinical
Class Year: Senior
Student Activities: CAB, ALPHA, RHA, CAC


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Tara Coppenbarger
Hometown: Clinton, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Junior
Student Activities: KET, Color Guard


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Valerie Sorondo
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Major: Psychology
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Water Polo







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