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MSU Greenline Hosts 16th Golden Phone Awards Banquet

On Wednesday April 16, MSU Greenline held the 16th Annual Greenline Banquet to celebrate the program’s accomplishments and contributions to the university through the academic year. The Golden Phone Awards for outstanding Greenliners were presented at the end of the night. This year, the program raised $2 million for the university from 24,000 donors.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon came to thank the students for their hard work, sharing words of encouragement and support for MSU Greenline. April Clobes, Chief Operating Officer of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and Sarah Bohan, MSUFCU Vice President of Corporate Relations, also attended, presenting the Fall 2014 MSUFCU Greenline Scholarship to sophomore Loretta Perkins.

 “The most important reason for the banquet is that these students go to work every night to make a positive impact on MSU’s campus,” said MSU Greenline Lead Student Coordinator Danielle Matlick. “Our program raises millions of dollars each year, so a celebratory meal for their dedication is the least we could do.”

The Golden Phone Awards are given out at the end of each year to recognize individual callers for exceptional performance. Ollie Joseph, Greenline caller and winner of the Most Valuable Caller and Most Money awards, said, “Getting an award at the banquet is a dream come true. It’s great that the program shows appreciation for our achievements.”

Many other students were also recognized for multiple years of service to Greenline and graduating seniors were given farewell gifts. Callers who have raised more than $100,000 during their Greenline tenure were also thanked.

 “Getting everyone together at the banquet outside of work is one of the coolest things,” said Joseph. “Everyone comes out dressed in style, managers, supervisors, all of us hang out. You get to see that we’re all on the same team but we just play different positions.”

The night was closed out with the banquet video, an MSU Greenline tradition.  This year supervisors, callers and professional staff showed their humorous side with a collection of parody skits, drawing big laughs from the crowd. Matlick said, “The banquet video is a way to thank the professional staff and the students for their year’s work. MSU Greenline prides itself on our fun and welcoming culture that has proven to be a magnet to students on campus.”

Even as the academic year draws to a close, MSU Greenline’s mission to improve Michigan State will continue through the summer and in the many years to come.