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Engagement Center

What is the Engagement Center?

We are a group of 50 St. Thomas students who call alumni, parents and friends of the university. This enthusiastic group of students is an extension of the St. Thomas Annual Giving team and works to raise funds and connect alumni with campus. We are looking forward to speaking with you!

We enjoy speaking with our Tommie Network and raising funds for university programs such as scholarships, academics, athletics, technology and the Annual Fund (to name a few). So as you can see, student communicators play a very important role in improving the St. Thomas experience for every student.


Lindsey Donovan

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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Phone Number
(651) 962-6993

Meet Our Students

Once a Tommie, always a Tommie
Ashlyn Pomerleau
Class of 2026
Chloe Quinn
Class of 2025
Gabriel Riegert
Class of 2025
Laura O'Brien
Class of 2026
Paige Telecky
Class of 2025
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Ashlyn Pomerleau

"One reason I love working at the Engagement Center is informing alumni about how they can still have an impact at St. Thomas! Getting to connect with them and hear their stories helps me learn more about St. Thomas and I also get to help them learn more about how to get involved."

Chloe Quinn


"I enjoy when alumni take their time to share highlights of their St. Thomas experience and how they are able to use their degree. I have also been inspired by the advie and wisdom that they share with me!" 



Gabriel Riegert

"There is nothing better than talking to entrepreneurial alumni, they always have an interesting story. Being able to speak with them lets me know I have a bright future ahead!"

Lauren O'Brien


"Speaking with alumni from the University of St. Thomas is such a privilege. I really enjoy conversing and building connections with each individual alumnus. I have learned a lot from this unique opportunity, and I am very grateful for this experience." 


Paige Telecky


"I love working at the Engagement Center! Along with making many friends through this job, I have also had so many amazing conversations with UST alumni, family and friends. I love hearing about everyone's unique St. Thomas experience and the advice they give is the best there is!" 


Frequently Asked Questions

The University of St. Thomas wants to stay connected with our alumni. As an alum, you are our greatest advocate. We are calling to share the impact that you can have at the university.

Our student callers want to do three things on every call:

1. Update your contact information so that the University of St. Thomas can notify you about campus news, special alumni events and keep you connected.

2. Hear your St. Thomas experience, share a little of our own and listen to any advice you can share about classes or careers.

3. Ask for your participation in raising funds for scholarships and other critical campus initiatives.

All our callers are University of St. Thomas students.

Most calls last about 5-10 minutes.

The University of St. Thomas calls September through June in order to reach our over 110,000 Tommies in our Tommie Network. If we are unable to reach you or complete our call, your phone number may be called again within a few days. To complete your call, please take a few minutes to speak with the outgoing student who has contacted you.

The University of St. Thomas Engagement Center operates Monday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-8:45 p.m.

When you give to the St. Thomas Annual Fund, you are investing in our students and generations of students to come.

Yes! The University of St. Thomas Engagement Center is PCI compliant. By making your gift on a debit or credit card, your donation goes even further. Gifts via credit or debit also allow the University to save money on postage and processing and also be more environmentally friendly.

Some employers will make their own donation equal to the amount of your own gift. If you or someone in your household works for a matching gift company, all you need to do is take your e-mailed receipt to your Human Resources department. We greatly appreciate you taking the extra step to double your impact!