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PolyDay campaign support from community, campus totals $309,109

PolyDay 2013 celebration

OCT. 15, 2013 – SPSU wrapped up its second annual corporate-community-campus fund raising campaign on PolyDay, Oct. 14, with a reception attended by the university’s community partners in addition to trustees, alumni and faculty and staff members.

President Lisa A. Rossbacher said the goal for this year’s campaign was $200,000 and the actual amount raised totaled $309,109 including $66,002 contributed by SPSU faculty and staff and $243,107 from alumni, civic and professional organizations and businesses in the Cobb community.

The faculty and staff annual fund recorded its highest gift total ever under the leadership of Prof. Kathryn Bedette, associate professor of architecture (faculty chair) and Dave Parham, director of technical support in University Information Technology Services (UITS) (staff chair).The participation rate was a record-breaking 59 percent.

Don Barbour, regional director of external affairs for AT&T, delivered a ringing endorsement of support for SPSU and its academic programs during the PolyDay celebration at the university’s Globe.