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Stephanie Henry

Stephanie Henry

Feb. 8, 2010

Meet 'Cat Caller Stephanie Henry

Stephanie Henry is one of 11 students who work at the Alumni House as a 'Cat Caller. These dedicated students spend Sunday through Thursday evenings during the academic year calling Northwest alumni asking them to support the Northwest Annual Fund and other giving options available through the Northwest Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, this effort has generated more than $1 million in the last five years and provides imperative support for campus initiatives such as technology, academic programs, facilities and scholarships.

Hometown: Sibley, Mo.

Major: Elementary Education

Year: Senior

Involved in: Campus Crusade for Christ

Plans after graduation: I want to work at a low-income, inner-city school for a few years. I hope to one day to become a child-life specialist, which is a teacher who works with children with life-threatening illnesses.

What you enjoy about being a 'Cat Caller? I love it when I'm talking to alumni and we really hit it off and have a great conversation. In particular I enjoy talking to teachers or retired teachers because they oftentimes give me good advice.

What's the most common question alumni ask you? I seem to talk to a lot of retired alumni, so we talk about their retirement and what they are doing with their free time.

What's one thing you always mention to alumni? I always let alumni know that the Northwest Alumni Magazine is online and that it's a great way to keep current with what's happening at the University. I also encourage them to get online and see what's happening on campus. And of course I always thank them for their support.

What will you miss most about Northwest when you graduate? I will really miss the college atmosphere and our beautiful campus.