Here in the Office of Institutional Advancement, we are always working hard to support the university and connect our donors with causes they care most about. We would like to introduce our donors — to whom we are so grateful — to the people who help make those things happen. Today, we’ll be hearing from Logan Wern, the Phonathon Coordinator.
Name: Logan Wern
Job Title: Phonathon Coordinator
Focus Area: I manage our call center, where current students are employed to call alumni, update their records and fundraise for UMBC.
Years at UMBC: About 1.5
Q: Where are you from originally?
A: North Canton, Ohio. O-H!
Q: What do you love most about UMBC?
A: The unique culture — learning is cool. Being “nerdy” is cool. I love that.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about your job?
A: The students! I am lucky to work with students every day. Their enthusiasm for learning and life in general always inspires me.
Q: Why do you think it’s important to support UMBC?
A: Just look around. I haven’t been here long, but I know how much UMBC has grown and improved over the years. This wouldn’t be possible without support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, the community, and friends of the university.
Q: What is a recent book you’ve read?
A: Gone Girl. Bizarre, but good.
Q: If you were an Olympian, what would be your sport/activity of choice?
A: Couples figure skating. I took ballet lessons for many years, so there are some similarities. Couples skating is mesmerizing — the way two people move so seamlessly and gracefully.
Q: Who do you admire and why?
A: My parents. They have been happily married for 27 years, which is amazing in itself. Individually, I admire my mom for her selflessness and my dad for his wisdom. I look up to them a lot.