SRU students present "social media takeover" at conference

Eight Slippery Rock University students partnered with Deborah Schell, assistant director of the Smith Student Center, to present "Student Social Media Takeover," at the Association of College Unions International Region VII conference in Pittsburgh.

The group’s presentation showcased the impact of student involvement on the Smith Student Center’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts saw an increase in followers after supervision of each was turned over to the center’s student employees.

Presenters included: Kylie Criswell, a senior from Petersburg; Ronnie Johnson, a senior from White Oak; Roy Livesey, a senior from Pittsburgh; Allie Rhoades, a graduate student from Mechanicsburg; Miami Russell, a junior from Braddock; Isaac Gillette, a freshman from Natrona Heights; and Michael Traverso, a graduate student from Evans City.

More than 40 colleges and universities attended the conference.