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Phonathon callers do as they ask

Annual fund director Barb Mellema felt the fruits of her work in a rewarding way last semester. Mellema, who works with students callers each weeknight during the semester reminds her callers to encourage young alumni to begin giving even if they can't afford a large gift.

Instead of buying her a Christmas gift as in years past, the forty-seven students in the Phone Room presented her with a gift total of $180 to the Dordt College Fund, beginning their own giving to the college.

“This gift lets me know that they believe in the work they are doing for the college, and they understand that my heart is in my work too. We have great students here at Dordt,” says Mellema.