The Communications and Marketing Department at Ashland University has selected a group of nine students who are using social media to share their own experiences during their time at Ashland University. These students, named Social Media Ambassadors, are using the AshlandYOU tumblr account to post live events and photos as well as motivational quotes for current and prospective AU students. The AshlandYou tumblr account can be accessed at http://ashlandyou.tumblr.com/
“These students keep our undergraduate students informed about the activities around campus and reach out to prospective students while narrating their everyday lives as Ashland students,” said Tiffany Roberts, social media and marketing coordinator at AU.
Those students who are serving as Social Media Ambassadors are:
-- Kayla Ray, a senior who is triple majoring in sport communication, public relations and strategic communication, and is the daughter of Kenneth and Kimberly Ray of Plymouth, Ind.
-- Brandon Eldridge, a junior who is majoring in sport communication, and is the son of Jerry and Tina Eldridge of Shelby, Ohio.
-- Andrew Hart, a junior who is majoring in public relations, and is the son of Butch and Becky Hart of Littleton, Colo.
-- Erynn Franks, a junior who is majoring in marketing, and is the daughter of Heather Kiser of Ashland, Ohio.
-- Joyce Grendel, a sophomore who is majoring in sport communication, and is the daughter of David and Carolyn Grendel of Independence, Ohio.
-- Megan Salatino, a sophomore who is double majoring in public relations/strategic communication and sport communication, and is the daughter of Mark and Pamela Salatino of Follansbee, W. Va.
-- Nell Cronin, a junior who is double majoring in public relations/strategic communication and health and risk communication, and is the daughter of William Cronin and Kathleen Brannigan of Cincinnati, Ohio.
-- Christopher Manthey, a senior who is double majoring in public relations and political science, and is the son of David and Jennifer Manthey of Munroe Falls, Ohio.
-- Nuri Lee, freshman who is double majoring in Sport Communication and Digital Media Journalism, and is the daughter of Kenya Shand-Winfrey and Toby Kilpatrick-Lee of Atlanta, Ga.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###