This year Virginia Intermont College celebrates 130 years as an institution of higher learning. The 2014 Annual Giving campaign is underway, and VI students and staff have been busy with the first phase of Spring Phonathon calling alumni classes from 1970 to 2005, collecting gifts and pledges.
The VI Alumni office is extremely grateful to members of the Student Government Association, student-athletes and other VI students who have volunteered their time to call and visit with alumni. As a thank you for their time, prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most funds.
One student in particular who enjoys speaking with alumni and is to be recognized for making many calls and raising funds is Geneva Davis, a sophomore from Jonesborough, Tenn.
Geneva lives off campus and although her commute is about one hour each way, she loves VI and is pleased to have the opportunity to pursue her degree in equine studies. She is a first generation college student who has risen above difficult conditions, and through furthering her education, she wants to “be a productive citizen and make the world a better place.”
Geneva sums up well what Virginia Intermont is all about: “People at VI make college feel like home rather than school. Whenever you need help there is always someone who can help you. Throughout the year there are a lot of activities for students to get involved in. Classes are small and personalized. Best of all, you are never alone in anything you try to do.”
A hearty thanks to all who have made gifts to the College through phonathon pledges and online contributions. Your 2014 Annual Fund support is greatly appreciated, and all gifts help boost the alumni giving percentage, which helps the College secure grant funding for scholarships and student support. Alumni who cannot be reached by phone may donate online by clicking the GiveNow button.