ALSAC/St. Jude and LeMoyne-Owen College Open Call Center to Give Students Opportunity to Learn New Skills, Take Part in St. Jude Mission

Published: Mar 02, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and LeMoyne-Owen College have together launched the LeMoyne-Owen College University Engagement Call Center, a St. Jude donor engagement facility, on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus.

The call center will be staffed by LeMoyne-Owen College student interns who will perform outgoing calls to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital donors to thank them for their support.

This initiative is spearheaded by the St. Jude University Engagement Program, which aims to strengthen the St. Jude mission amongst millennials while teaching career skills. The opening of the LeMoyne-Owen College University Engagement Call Center was celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2018 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by ALSAC/St. Jude executives, LeMoyne-Owen administrators as well as student interns involved in the program.

"Our partnership with LeMoyne-Owen College brings the opportunity to get young people excited about the mission of St. Jude," said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "We hope that this opportunity provides valuable skills for students and we appreciate their efforts to make meaningful connections with our donors to help ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."

"The LOC University Engagement Call Center is an exciting internship opportunity to help our students develop leadership skills, gain career experience and give back to the community," said Andrea Lewis Miller, President of LeMoyne-Owen College. "We are very proud to partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for this initiative."

Twenty-eight LOC student interns are currently making outbound calls to St. Jude donors. The call center has the capacity for 34 student workers, and will be taking applications for interns for the fall semester.

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