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 Over 300 Northwestern students volunteer at seventh annual Thank-A-Thon


Alva, Okla. (Nov. 30)— This year, 303 Northwestern Oklahoma State University students called and wrote to hundreds of donors to thank them for their gifts to the university during the annual Thank-A-Thon event that spanned four days on Nov. 6-7, 9 and 13.Northwestern students at Thank-A-Thon


Students from the following organizations participated: Northwestern of Scholar Ambassadors, Division of Nursing, Student Government Affairs, International Student Association, 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 coaches from the following organizations also participated: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, football, rodeo, soccer, softball and volleyball.


By the end of the four-day event, over 3,000 contacts were made to those who had supported Northwestern and its students.


“We are so fortunate and blessed to have such a caring and compassionate community of friends, family and alumni who support and embrace Northwestern,” said Melissa Jenlink, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association relationship manager. “This year’s Thank-A-Thon participants wrote over 2,300 letters and made over 750 calls.”


The Northwestern students who participated use this as an opportunity to get to the donors who have made an impact.Melissa Jenlink instructing student


“I love participating in Thank-A-Thon,” said sophomore speech and theatre major Madison Wilson, Enid, Okla. “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 Jenlink at 580-327-8592 or email her at 



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