Stuckey’s Gift Largest in 2005 Phonathon
“To whom much is given, much is required…” This is the mantra that describes why Perry Stuckey gives to UAPB. Perry Stuckey ’88 holds distinction in the Spring 2005 phonathon as the highest donor. Stuckey pledged and gave a matched donation of $10,000.00.
Perry Stuckey’s ancestry includes graduates of Branch Normal College and AM&N. He is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and 1988 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Stuckey is a member of a very engaged and active family that gives generously to UAPB. He insists that his neice, Keita, inspires him to give. Keita Stuckey is a former Miss UAPB and currently serves as president of the UAPB alumni chapter in St. Louis, Missouri. Perry Stuckey, who is division vice-president for technology corporation Rockwell Automation, often travels world-wide and said the following about his donation to the phonathon, “I was glad that I happened to be at home to receive the call during the phonathon. It served as both a reminder and a convenient vehicle to give to university.” Stuckey is proud of his alma mater which, he says, “has done a great job in the community and continues to supply the nation with well-trained graduates. Stuckey has given in both unrestricted and restricted ways to the university. His donation to the phonathon was unrestricted and will address the greatest needs of the university.
The phonathon solicitation effort allows students to interact with alumni throughout the United States to attain financial support for the greatest needs of the university including student scholarships, faculty benefits, athletics, and academic programs. “Working in the UAPB Phonathon is an extraordinary experience. I feel very good about the difference I am able to make here as a student. Also, it gives the student the unique opportunity to meet and engage with many different alumni”, says Courtney Strickland, a Phonathon caller. Students now enjoy a state-of-the-art call center in R.C. Childress Hall, formerly the Student Services Center (the Old Library). UAPB salutes its students who are positively impacting the giving resolve of alumni.
Students raised nearly $65,000 in the Spring 2005 Phonathon. Students will be calling April 2006. If you did not hear from us last year, and you want to make sure you do this year, please give us your contact information! (See our forms page).