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Alumni and Admissions Offices hold phone-a-thon

Welcoming effort for new students

8/9/2012
Jack Kroll

​​DENVER - Representatives from the Denver Campus Alumni Association teamed up with the Admissions Office staff on Tuesday evening in a phone-a-thon reaching out to incoming first-year and transfer students.

Jack Kroll (photo above), past president CU Denver Student Government Association (SGA) lent a helping hand during Tuesday's phone-a-thon.

"This is a 'yield enhancement' activity that these two offices have done since 1997," said Barbara Edwards, assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management.

"The phonea-thon is held during the weeks before the beginning of fall and spring semesters. The calls are focused on those new students that have registered for classes for the upcoming semesters, and it's intended to provided a welcome from alumni to CU Denver," explained Edwards.

"We get great feed back from new students and their parents about how they enjoyed and appreciated this personal touch from CU Denver."

Dan Bush answering callsThroughout the evening, there were 570 calls made, 235 connected directly with students, 268 messages were left with a call back number and request to contact the Admissions Office directly if they had any questions.

Among the outbound callers were 15 alumni callers including Dan Bush (photo shows him on the phone), Urban Design and Urban and Regional Planning (MA'07) and Environmental Engineer (MPA '07) now with Matrix Environmental Services, LLC.  He's served as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and now he is taking on the role of president this year. Bush also has worked on the alumni scholarship committee and commencement.

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