Student volunteer Megan Hostick understands importance of Annual Fund


Megan HostickIf you’re a Newman University alum who has “answered the call” during an Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon in recent years, there’s a good chance the student you spoke with was Megan Hostick.

Hostick, a senior majoring in business and minoring in communication, has participated in every spring and fall Phone-A-Thon since her freshman year in 2009. One reason she volunteers is to earn community service hours. A more important reason, however, is that Hostick knows the Annual Fund is an important source of funding for the university – and for students.

“The money raised helps create scholarships for students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend Newman,” she said.

Hostick, an ASC Scholar and member of the Women’s Soccer Team since 2009, added that the Annual Fund has helped her improve her communication skills, and been a perfect way to meet and make friends with Newman alumni. The events also help her connect with other Newman students who volunteer.

As a graduating senior, Hostick will not be part of future Phone-A-Thons. The next time your phone rings during an Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon, however, remember that the student on the other end of the line will likely be calling for much the same reason she did.

“This program is important to me because it helps Newman financially,” Hostick said. “It’s the least I could do for the university.”