Business students in the class of 2015 donated more than $19,000 to the Haslam College of Business during this year’s Senior Impact campaign. A record 40 percent of the class’s 537 students made a gift of $5 or more.
From March 23 to April 3, seniors were encouraged to donate to the fund that impacted them the most while at Haslam, ensuring that future students’ experiences will match or exceed their own. Funds supporting each of the departments were included, as well as scholarships, diversity and inclusion, athletics, the Venture Living Learning Community and many others.
A group of 15 seniors chosen by their peers led the campaign, making presentations on behalf of the campaign in every Management 402 class, a mandatory course for all business majors. Students who made a gift of $20.15 or more were given an orange and white cord to wear during graduation, and the class with the highest participation rate received a pizza party. The 40 percent giving rate represents a 14 percent increase over last year’s Senior Impact participation level.
Three seniors from the Senior Impact team will present a check to Dean Steve Mangum during graduation as a symbol of the legacy the Class of 2015 will leave.