Hornet Telethon reaches out to new students


Hornet Telethon 2012New students got an early welcome in March as Emporia State University launched its first-ever Hornet Telethon.

“This is a ‘reverse telethon,’” explained Laura Eddy, director of admissions for Emporia State. “Instead of people calling in, our volunteers called them. It’s a new and different event to make sure our new students understand how welcoming Emporia is.”

For two hours one Tuesday evening, 14 Emporia area leaders along with Emporia State faculty and staff called more than 200 new and transfer students admitted to the university for Fall 2012. Other volunteers wrote postcards to send to students who couldn’t be reached by phone.