WHAT IS THE PHONATHON?

Siena's Annual Fund contacts alumni and donors from across the country, even across the world. The phonathon is one of our biggest successes with reaching everyone and keeping them connected to our college. Student callers work through the academic year and will be calling to reach fellow Siena Saints! The conversation will be full of information to update alumni about campus news, update any contact information and ask for their support to the Siena Annual Fund.

When the 518 area code pops up on your phone, please answer the call to speak with a current student who can't wait to speak with you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AND JOIN THE PHONATHON TEAM, PLEASE CONTACT JACLYN AUBIN '17 AT 518-782-6959 OR JMAUBIN@SIENA.EDU.

 

Meet Our Current Student Callers!

Tom Alex '19

Major: Finance with Financial Planning Concentration and Pre-Law Certificate

Plans for the future: I'd like to first gain as much experience as possible in the finance industry as a financial planner and then pursue a law degree.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I get to talk to people of all backgrounds and hear about their career experiences. I love feeling like I helped out future Saints by working here.

Diana Bradbury '19

Major: Psychology

Plans for the future: I will be heading to graduate school for nursing!

Why I like working for the phonathon: Connecting with alumni has helped me hear their experiences here and they LOVE to hear my stories! The friendly atmosphere at the phonathon makes me excited to come to work and chat with our prospects.

Luis Concepcion-Bido '19

Major: Computer Science with a minor in Management

Plans for the future: After graduation, I plan to stay here in the Albany area and find a full time position as a full stack Web Developer. As much as I'll miss Siena, I am excited to continue learning outside of our community here.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I like working here because it gives me the opportunity to practice my communication and networking skills by interacting with the Siena community. I've noticed that the alumni truly care about what's going on on campus and they want me to succeed.

Matthew Hartmann '21

Major: Accounting

Plans for the future: I'd like to earn my Masters in Accounting here at Siena, become a Certified Public Accountant and work at a public accounting firm.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I enjoy hearing Siena alumni stories and experiences. It's really fun to hear how different Siena used to be and see the changes that have occurred. I also love feeling like I helped contribute to the college's improvements in some way.

Anna Kaiser '20

Major: Marketing with a minor in Management

Plans for the future: I'm currently working in the marketing department at Mazzone Hospitality and learning so much! I really enjoy this industry and the company, so I'm hoping to continue with them in the future!

Why I like working for the phonathon: I love getting the chance to talk to alumni who had an amazing experience at Siena and I love that so many want to continue giving back. They give insightful life and career advice and are so helpful. Working at the phonathon has helped me appreciate the fact that Siena is one big family!

Jenna Kaufman '20

Major: Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship

Plans for the future: I am hoping to work in NYC at a marketing firm - or even a firm in the entertainment or fashion industry! Siena has such great connections in the city, so I am working on those opportunities now.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I enjoy working at the phonathon because it has helped improve my communication skills for future employment. It's such a pleasure to speak with alumni and hear about their experiences and stories at Siena!

Clare McCrudden '21

Major: Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies

Plans for the future: After Siena, I plan to attend graduate school to further my education. I want to become a teacher for elementary school students OR special education students.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I have spoken to so many genuinely nice and generous alumni! It's so awesome to hear stories from "back in the day" - it's made me feel so fortunate to call Siena home.

Colleen McKenna '21

Major: Business with concentrations in Accounting and Economics

Plans for the future: I want to become an advocate for gender equality and prevent discrimination against women in the workforce. Alongside this, I would like to work for the Federal Reserve and help keep the United States economy stable.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I enjoy working for the phonathon because I get to engage with alumni and learn about their careers as I am trying to figure out my own path. I love hearing their stories from Siena and possibly making networking connections.

Alexa Paulus '20

Major: Management with a minor in Education

Plans for the future: After Siena, I plan to attend graduate school to get my masters in Special Education. I plan to use my management degree to further my career in opening up my own learning center.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I love working at the phonathon because I've made so many new friends on the job! Reaching out to alumni makes me feel like I am a big part in the Siena community and hearing their stories makes me so hopeful for the future.

Ashley VanAlphan '21

Major: Business with concentrations in Business Analytics and Fundamentals of Finance

Plans for the future: I'd love to end up in a large corporation where I can travel the world as well as grow in the business aspect of my job. I've always loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina - I'm hoping I can travel there for whatever I do for work!

Why I like working for the phonathon: So many alumni are so happy to talk with me and give back to Siena. Working here has given me the opportunity to develop relationships with fellow students and speak to people interested and supportive of the Annual Fund!

Kiera Young '19

Major: Psychology with a minor in Health Studies

Plans for the future: I love helping people and I've found that I want to pursue a nursing degree after graduation.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I love talking to people and making new connections. My communication skills have definitely improved due to working here! I've also made so many new friends and look forward to going to work.

Jaclyn Aubin '17

Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Phonathon & Young Alumni Giving