So, just a few weeks ago, our grad Nancy Ligouri asked me – NGI’s social media guy – if she could start a Facebook page for grads and current students. I told her that it was a great idea. Several people had offered to do it before, but never got around to it. It seemed like a project that should come from a student or grad, so I never interfered.
To my surprise, Nancy had the page up and running in about 2 seconds flat. Within a day, it had about 1,000 members (at current, 1,037). I could put an exclamation point following that, but I never use them.
More to my surprise: the page rapidly took on a life of its own – or maybe more accurate to say the life of its members. Dialogue of all kinds proliferated, and members were talking about all sorts of things I’d never imagined the page would host.
To me the page is very exciting. You could almost say “organic.” It truly expresses what our students do, think, want.
Some members use it for sharing tech info . . .
Some for braggin’ rights . . .
Some share their own social media . . .
Members have been sharing news about upcoming events . . .
Have a question about culinary zeitgeist?
How about advice for upcoming exams . . .
Did ya hear about that field trip with Chef Rich?
and JOBS . . .
This is just a sampling of what the page is doing. If you’re a future, current, or former student, join up. You’ll learn something.