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The McKendree University Phonathon is an important tool in helping raise money and increase participation for the University’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports McKendree students through scholarship, academic instruction, student services, co-curricular activities, and more. If you are interested in being a Student Phonathon Caller, please contact the Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations at or (618) 537-6824. 

Quick Facts About 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 McKendree students and the institution. If each of our alums, parents, and friends 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!


The next phonathon will be held:

Spring 2021




Madelyn Daiber

Madelyn Daiber

Hometown: Pocahontas, Illinois
Major: Exercise Science and Sports Performance
Class Year: Freshmen
Student Activities/Interests: Track and Field



Makayla Golden

Makayla Golden

Hometown: Salem, Illinois
Major: Accounting
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities/Interests: Marching Bearcat Band and Kappa Sigma Tau

Karley Kaimann

Karley Kaimann

Hometown: Old Monroe, Missouri
Major: Middle School Education - Math
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Women's Soccer and Rotaract Club

Abigail Kishimoto
Abigail Kishimoto

Hometown: Yucaipa, California
Major: Psychology
Minor: Global Studies
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities/Interests: Women's Water Polo 

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Danielle Knutson
Maryville, Illinois
Class Year:
Student Activities/Interests:
Women's Soccer


Emma Martin-Hilker
St. Charles, Missouri
Class Year:
Student Activities/Interests: Kappa Sigma Tau and Concert Choir

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Meina Rice

Hometown: East St. Louis, IL
Major: Art
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Black Student Organization


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Michelle Schrock
Hometown: Tuscola, Illinois
Major: Elementary and Special Education

Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Marching Band, Colorguard, and Kappa Sigma Tau