Giving

Phone-a-thon

Phone-a-thon is a major part of the Annual Fund Campaign at Newberry College. Beginning November 11, Newberry College students will make thousands of phone calls to alumni and friends to give campus updates, to confirm your contact information, and to ask for your support for the Newberry College Annual Fund .

When you receive your call, please take the opportunity to find out how things are going at Newberry College, reminisce about your favorite moments as a student, or hear about the exciting changes to campus since you last visited.

Whether you are able to give $10 or $10,000, your gift will make a difference. Donations of any amount increase Newberry College’s alumni participation rate, an important and impactful number that will help strengthen the College’s national rankings and recognition.

Help Feed the Wolf with a tax deductible gift of to the Annual Fund.  GIVE NOW


Meet Our Callers

 

Name: Albert Padilla
Hometown: Beaufort, SC
Major: Theater/Communications
Classification: Junior

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? The Theater is my favorite place on campus because its always quite and I can get work done without being distracted.
 
What are your career goals? I would like to go to grad school at New York University and further my studies in theater and communications. One day I would either like to be a sports reporter or work in Public Relations for a sports organization.  
 
I chose Newberry College because...The relationships you can ultimately form with great faculty and staff. The attention you get helps build bonds that you’ll never forget.   
 

   
 

Name: Alex Quintero
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Major: Business Administration
Classification: Junior

Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the cafeteria because I get to hang out with lots of friends. 
 
I chose Newberry College because...of the small class sizes and interaction with professors and students. 
 
What are your career goals? My career goal is to commission as an officer in the United States Army.

Phone-a-thon is important to me because...I can see so many alumni still loving Newberry and wanting to see it succeed. 

   
 

Name: Austin Sorensen               
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Major: Business
Classification: Junior

 

Where is your favorite place on campus and why? The deck looking out from Holland towards the fountain, because it is beautiful and very open.
 

What are your career goals? To become a member of the Forbes Top 100 list of most powerful people in the world.
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? I am the Cross Country team Captain and a brother of TKE.  
 
Fun fact about yourself? I am from California.
 
Do you have any experience with phone-a-thon? If so when? Yes, I did it last year and had the second most pledges.

   
 

Name: Bryant Stewart
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Major: Middle Level education
Classification: Junior

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? The cafeteria, I love socializing with my friends.
 
What are your career goals? To become a middle school math teacher, have a family, and become a successful basketball coach.
 
Some of the most memorable experiences that I have had at Newberry College …Painting up for Newberry football games.
 

   
 

Name: Casey Hendrix
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Major: Nursing
Minor: Spanish
Classification: Senior
 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why?My favorite place on campus is Yost Portico during the late afternoon because it looks out on the fountain and the football field.  It is a beautiful place on campus. 
 
What are your career goals? I plan on becoming a Registered Nurse, working in a hospital for a couple of years, preferably in a critical care unit, and then getting my masters in a more specialized area

   
 

Name: Chandler Hendrix
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Major: Accounting
Classification: Freshman

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the chairs in the courtyard outside Kaufmann Hall. They are a great for studying and talking with friends.
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? Kappa Delta Sorority and the Summerland Honors Program
 
Fun fact - I’m the third female in my family to attend Newberry College.
 
I chose Newberry College because...the campus and the people make me feel at home.

   
 

Name: Connor Roudabush
Hometown: Goose Creek, SC
Major: Business Administration
Classification: Freshman

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? The Library at night. It is really easy to focus and get your homework done, and once you have completed all of your assignments you feel ahead of the curve and prepared for your classes.
 
I chose Newberry College because... The campus is absolutely beautiful, the people are amazing, and you get the one on one attention with professors that enable you to succeed in your studies.
 
I believe that annual giving to Newberry College is important because... It provides for improvements and upgrades to the campus to make Newberry a even better learning environment.

   
 

Name: Danielle “Danny” Puchacz
Hometown: Highland, NC
Major: Undefined
Classification: Freshmen
 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? Holland Hall Portico. The architecture is beautiful, and the view of the fountain is fantastic.
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? I am in the honors program and a Kappa Delta.
 
Fun Fact about yourself? I am a non-traditional student. I wanted to go to Newberry College so badly, I waited until I could pay for it by myself – best decision I ever made!
 
I chose Newberry College because…Newberry reminded me of home – I love small towns. I also love the small class sizes, opportunities for involvement, and beautiful campus.

   
 

Name: Ebrahim Sadek         
Hometown: Byron               
Major: Poltical Science
Classification: Senior

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? The Newberry College practice soccer field. It’s been the place that’s brought me comfort and escape from my troubles in college. Being on the college team was earned through effort and through practice on that field. Our practices on that field built a strong sense of friendship and camaraderie as we all pushed ourselves and I can look back and say I’m glad I went through that struggle on that field with those people
 
What are your career goals? I want to be successful most of all. I hope to have a career that makes a direct difference in people’s lives like urban and regional planning of natural resources in Africa. I feel that the people there are most in need. I also hope to become a professional K-9 trainer and train German shepherds as a hobby.

 

   
 

Name: Emily Mullins
Hometown: St. George, SC
Major: Psychology
Classification: Senior
 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is Bachman Court, I love the trees there, they are beautiful every season.
 
What are your career goals? I plan on attending the University of South Carolina next fall to acquire my master's degree in special education.
 
I chose Newberry College because...I loved the “family like” environment and how everyone knew one another.
 
I believe that annual giving to Newberry College is important because...the money given really does make a huge difference on our campus. I know Newberry has given so much to me; this is where I really grew up and realized who I was as an adult. I think many other Alumni and friends of Newberry feel the same way and want to give back to Newberry

   
 

Name: Hannah Rohrer
Hometown: Taylors, SC
Major: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education add-on
Classification: Senior

 
What activities on campus are you involved in? Cross-Country Captain, FEA President, Kappa Delta Sorority, SAAC President, Student Worker at Institutional Advancement, Teaching Fellow
 
Do you have any experience with phone-a-thon? If so when? I was a caller last year. This year I am the Student Manager.
 
I believe that annual giving to Newberry College is important because… Newberry College is a special place. I want everyone that comes here to fall in love with it as much as I have. My experience was made possible by donors.
 
What is your favorite tradition or superstition that is on campus? If you walk under the bell tower you won’t graduate in 4 years. I am trying to prove it wrong but it hasn’t been easy. I guess we will see in May!

   
 

Name: Kirsten Nottingham
Hometown: Murrieta, CA  
Major: Nursing    
Classification: Freshman

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is Bachman Court between Kauffman Hall and the gym with all of the trees and lights. 
 
What are your career goals? Nurse Practitioner working in Sports Medicine
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? Future Medical Professionals Association, Student Nursing Association, the National Leadership and Success Society, Student Government Association, Cross Country and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee
 
I chose Newberry College because...The Nursing Program is one of the best in the South and I have the opportunity to run cross country.

   
 

Name: Mallory Gerndt
Hometown: Burke, Virginia
Major: Political Science
Classification: Freshman

Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the Quad because it’s the most beautiful place on campus.
 
What are your career goals? I hope to become a lobbyist someday.
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? I’m a member of the softball team and a representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Council. I am also in the Summerland Honors program.
 
Fun fact about yourself? I enjoy singing Annie show tunes 
 
I chose Newberry College because...of the people. The students, faculty, and staff are all so nice. Newberry feels like a home away from home.

   
 

Name: Michael Hopkins
Hometown: Blackstock, SC
Major: Elementary Education
Classification: Senior

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My room in Oakland Mill. It’s my place to relax and get away from everything.
 
What are your career goals? Teach in an elementary school for 3 years and move up to assistant principal and ultimately become a principal.
 
What activities on campus are you involved in? I'm a member of the Wolves football team, C.L.A.Y. and Metoka Galeda Gospel Choir.
 
Some of the most memorable experiences that I have had at Newberry College happened on the football field.

   
 

Name: Rae Elizabeth Knobloch
Hometown: Piedmont, SC
Major: Communications
Classification: Sophomore

 
Where is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the Holland Hall fountain; the fountain is located on the main entrance of campus and is one of the first things I saw when I came to Newberry College.

 
What activities on campus are you involved in? On campus I am a Kappa Delta, student ambassador, alpha leader, and an intern in the Institutional Advancement department in Holland Hall. 
 
I chose Newberry College because...of the hometown feel. I loved the quaint atmosphere and the friendly people.

   
 

Name: Steven Arango
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Major: Sport Management
Classification: Sophomore
 
I chose Newberry College...because I love the small school setting with a big school atmosphere.
 
I believe that annual giving to Newberry College is important because...without donations this school wouldn’t be what it is today. Every dollar given is going to a good cause whether it is athletics or academics.
 
What is your favorite tradition or superstition that is on campus? Not walking under the bell by the library. Almost did it but someone stopped me. That could have been horrible.
 
Fun fact: I have 6 brothers