HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Endowment Association has raised $421,039 for scholarships this fall with its annual Tiger Call Alumni Phonathon, surpassing their goal of $420,000. Tiger Call has raised $6.2 million in its 24-year history for scholarships and programs offered at FHSU.
Volunteers, totaling 568, called FHSU alumni between Oct.14th-Nov.15th. Thirty-two teams exceeded last year's total by 10 percent, making them eligible to join the 110% Club.
Volunteers were also rewarded with food and prizes provided by local businesses and restaurants. Grand prize weekend-for-two get-aways were given to Dr. Paul Phillips, chair of the Geosciences Department, who won the Cattail Creek Inn get-away in Loveland, CO, and Rebecca Blocksome, Ransom senior, who won the weekend get-away for two in Denver. Cassie Belmear, Caldwell sophomore, won the Tiger Call 2001 scholarship for $250.
Delta Zeta, an FHSU sorority, was recognized as the Outstanding Student Organization. The Department of Teacher Education was recognized as the Outstanding FHSU Department team. Both were eligible for recognition based on their participation, 110% Club status and dollar amount raised.
Tiger Call's 2001 co-chairs were Dr. Mary Hassett, chair of the Department of Nursing, and Dr. Carrol Haggard, chair of the Department of Communication.