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Meet Erin Whiteman, Class of 2015

It is hard to believe that we are starting our fourth full week of school and our second week back at Phonathon!  Phonathon is not only your chance as Alumnae to reconnect with students and hear about their experiences on campus and the new things that are going on here, but it is also one of the best leadership positions available for a Sweet Briar student.  Erin Whiteman is a First Year Phonathon caller who also works in the Development office here on campus, see how Phonathon has made her a stronger leader and influenced her first year at Sweet Briar…

“I am Erin Whiteman, Class of 2015, and I am so excited to be a part of the Because of You blog this semester!  In the six months I have been a Sweet Briar student, I grew to consider Sweet Briar my real home.  Between academics, co-curricular activities and my work for the Annual Fund office, as a student assistant and a Phonathon caller, I am    always busy.

Each week, I, along with 65 other students, call alumnae, parents and friends of the College.  Some consider Phonathon just another on-campus job, but I see it as a privilege.  It is a position that gives me the opportunity to converse with incredible women all over the country.  Our alumnae are wonderful.  Not only are they a pleasure to talk to, but it is evident that they love Sweet Briar.  Phonathon provides me with truly unique leadership and business skills that I may not have gained in any class, other on-campus job or leadership position on campus.

Sweet Briar has given me so much in only one semester that I think it’s time to start giving back now, not only of myself, but also by encouraging others to give to the Annual Fund as well.  Because of you, my Sweet Briar education is possible.”