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Northwestern students have an attitude for gratitude


December 8, 2019

Last month marked the 9th annual Thank-A-Thon event, where students wrote thank you cards and made phone calls to donors of the university, thanking them for their generosity. The event was comprised of two days in Alva, one day in Enid, and one day in Woodward. The combined effort saw 316 students write 1,880 letters and make 746 phone calls to donors.

Students from the following organizations participated: Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, Division of Nursing, Student Government Affairs, President’s Leadership Class, Spanish Club, Enid Leadership Council, Woodward’s Leadership Advisory Board, Math Club, Psychology Club, Art Society, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Zeta, Sigma Tau Delta, Castle Players, University Singers and choir. Student athletes and various coach- es from the following organizations also participated: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cheer, cross country, track and field, golf, football, rodeo, soccer, softball and volleyball.

“Northwestern is blessed with a community full of wonderful and generous people who love to see our students and university thrive,” said Rachel Kraus, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association relationship manager. “Our students know this and are excited every year for Thank-A-Thon so they can express their gratitude.”

“I love participating in Thank-A-Thon,” said senior history major Madison Wilson, Enid. “I get to know the donors who make our scholarships happen.”

Wilson expressed her appreciation for these alumni and donors who help provide opportunities for students like her.

“I have the opportunity to thank them for caring and giving back to us and let them know it makes a big difference in our lives. Our donors have made a difference in my life and I will forever be grateful.”

For more information or to update your contact information, call Kraus at 580-327-8592 or email her at [email protected]


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