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 us  AT 518-783-2461 or annualfund@siena.edu.

 

Meet Our Current Student Callers!

Chris Halka '20

Major: Accounting

Plans for the future: After graduation, I plan to start working for a large accounting firm and work on obtaining my CPA to progress my career.

Why I like working for the phonathon: Working here has helped me practice my soft skills, while simultaneously promoting Siena. I try to get alumni to remember all the great times they had at Siena and how it shaped them into who they are - I want them to a part of Siena's future experiences.

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.

Christian Orsini '20

Major: Marketing with a minor in Multi-Media

Plans for the future: I would love to work in retail someday, but would also like to work for a marketing agency to help companies.

Why I like working for the phonathon: I like working here because my colleagues are fun to work with and with the donations that we are able to receive, we are able to keep student life eventful and fun.

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.

Megan Power '20

Major: Psychology

Plans for the future: I'll go on to get my doctorate degree to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Why I like working at the Phonathon: I like to talk to alumni about their experiences at Siena as well as hear their reactions to all of the new improvements made by their contributions!

Tanner Streb '21

Major: Accounting

Plans for the future: Siena is giving me the opportunity to graduate with my masters degree in 4 years. I want to start out in public accounting in the Albany area and eventually move to private accounting.

Why I like working for the phonathon: It has helped me build communication skills that are necessary in the real world. It has also given me the opportunity to build future relationships with my co-workers as well as Siena alumni.

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!