Bruce Stalling is a junior accounting major in the B.I.
Sage Aucoin is one of our student callers during the Fall 2018 University Phonathon. He's calling alumni and friends during the phonathon to let them know how they can connect with the University.
With support from alumni and friends, the University can continue developing internship and professional networking opportunities for students, as well as implement sustainability initiatives across campus.
Sage is a secondary chemistry education major in the College of Education and he plans to graduate in 2021.
He is a member of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, Student Orientation Staff, Association of Future Alumni, and is a Parent Orientation Leader. Sage is from Morgan City, Louisiana.
What do you enjoy about being a student caller?
I enjoy the opportunity to have conversations with alumni about the University and hear their stories and memories of their time at UL Lafayette. Listening to the different generations talk about what campus was like and their overall experience is what makes me proud to be a Ragin' Cajun!
What is your favorite part of working as a student caller?
I have received numerous skills from talking with alumni. My communication skills have improved, and I now understand the importance of working well with others.
What has surprised you about your experience as a student caller?
The one thing that surprised me is the friendliness of the alumni when I call them. I've never talked to a more diverse and welcoming group of people until now!
Why should alumni and friends answer their phones during a UL Lafayette phonathon?
The phonathon is a powerful tool to connect alumni to the University. Engaged alumni help make this University even stronger. If they're informed about advancements of the University, then they have a better chance of giving back, which helps current students succeed. By answering your phone, you become more connected to the University.
How have your conversations with alumni and friends changed your outlook on your own college experience?
My conversations with alumni and friends led to advice that I can take into my own college experience, which made my transition as a freshman a lot easier! I've grown to have a better love for my University and also the alumni.
Why should students become callers during upcoming phonathons?
There is no other experience like it on campus. You get to have conversations and connect with many UL Lafayette alumni and friends. The advice and stories you hear change your life. While this is happening, you are helping benefit the University by asking for gifts.