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Alltel donates cell phones for McAllister Phone-a-thon
|Tabitha Connell, left, of BPC’s Office of College Advancement, accepts a donation of 10 cell phones from Alltel Communications’ local representative, Victoria Shuman. Shuman said the company is excited to participate and she plans to “visit at least one of the days of the Phone-a-thon.” (Photo by Ashley Byrd)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Alltel Communications recently donated 10 cell phones to Brewton-Parker College’s Office of College Advancement to use during the annual Phone-a-thon, which began Oct. 1 and will be held during the evening hours of 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays the next two weeks, ending Oct. 11.
All proceeds from the 2007 Phone-a-thon will benefit the McAllister Hall Renovation Project. McAllister Hall is the Mount Vernon campus’ oldest women’s dormitory. Completed in 1957, the estimated $1.5 million renovation will be the first comprehensive update/remodel of the building since it was built.
“Students, faculty and staff will be participating in the Phone-a-thon,” said Tabitha Connell, administrative assistant to the Office of College Advancement. “We will be calling our alumni to update their information in our system and to ask them to make a donation for McAllister. Our goal is $25,000. It will take place in McAllister Lobby.”
“We are pleased to receive such a generous donation from Alltel,” said Roger Byrd, director of development.
For more information, contact the Office of College Advancement at 912-583-3255.