Now, staying connected with Randolph-Macon College is easier than ever. Anyone can
follow R-MC on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook or build a professional network
on LinkedIn. Followers of social networking sites can also watch videos of events
and hear what alumni, students and faculty have to say about R-MC on the college's
YouTube site. Social networks provide the ability to stay in touch with R-MC friends
and classmates and follow R-MC’s Yellow Jackets throughout the academic year.
"Social networking is an increasingly important communication tool in today’s society,"
said Director of Marketing and Communications, Anne Marie Lauranzon. “Web sites
such as Facebook and Twitter offer us the ability to instantly send out news throughout
the day to help us better reach and engage anyone interested in finding out more
about R-MC. It’s an excellent marketing and communications tool and we’re thrilled
that social networking has become so popular across campus."
The R-MC admissions department has also jumped on board and their counselors are
using Facebook and Twitter to connect with prospective students and their families.
As a result, R-MC can quickly disseminate information to anyone interested in learning
more about the admissions process, financial aid, scheduling a campus tour or finding
out when a R-MC counselor will visit their hometown. They can also request that
a R-MC admissions counselor visit their high school or community.
"The biggest impact we have seen with social networking is our increased connection
with accepted students," said Director of Admissions and Enrollment Research Anthony
Ambrogi. "We have created Facebook groups that have become great venues for those
students to talk to each other and feel engaged with the college. Our orientation
leaders also participate in these informal social networks to address issues that
students may not feel comfortable asking in person."
The athletics department also has a large following on its own Facebook and Twitter
fan pages. The latest Yellow Jacket news, projections, stats, schedules and scores
are frequently updated for those who follow R-MC athletics.
Randolph-Macon has recently launched links to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
on its Web site homepage at www.rmc.edu to make signing up for these
networks easier than ever.
Here are the direct links to connect to Randolph-Macon’s specific pages:
R-MC Athletics Connections: