Redefining the Classroom

Annual phonathon campaign is underway

Posted: March 26th, 2012

TEAM PHONATHON - Lake Superior State University student callers for the LSSU Foundation Phonathon are connecting with alumni and friends in support of the Fund for LSSU. This fund benefits student financial aid and other LSSU program initiatives. Clockwise and starting with the striped shirt are Michael Tucker (from South Elgin, Ill.), Tyler Pattullo (Caro, Mich.), Andrea Laurie (Mohawk, Mich.), Jessica Behmlander (Freeland, Mich.), Richard Macker (Emmett, Mich.), Nathan Chomsky (Southfield, Mich.), Kalie Tyree (East Jordan, Mich.), Elizabeth Dachs (Waterford, Mich.), and Jana Luurtsema (Ludington, Mich.). (LSSU photo by John Shibley)

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University students are manning phones to ask alumni and friends for support of the Fund for LSSU. The Fund for LSSU provides dollars for financial aid programs to assist deserving LSSU students.

This year the campaign focuses on friends of the university who have supported the fund in the past, as well as new donors who want to join the cause. Student callers are up to the challenge.

“We’re excited to reach out to alumni. The Fund for LSSU is very important for current and future students,” says Tracy Hammond, who is coordinating the effort for LSSU's Foundation Office. “LSSU’s important to all of our callers and we hope that alumni will respond to our enthusiasm.”

Last year’s Phonathon campaign garnered more than $30,000. Hopes are to set new standards for giving at a time when the need for scholarships and financial aid has never been greater.

If you are interested in supporting the Fund for LSSU or other projects at Lake State, contact the LSSU Foundation at 906/635-2665 or email Or make a contribution through the LSSU Foundation online giving form.

The LSSU Foundation, Inc., is an independent 501(c) 3 corporation that exists for the sole purpose of encouraging and accepting contributions in support of Lake Superior State University’s mission and purpose.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Tracy Hammond, LSSU Foundation Office, e-mail, 635-6219.