SuperTalk Mississippi host JT, center, speaks with EMCC Vice President of Workforce Services Dr. Raj Shaunak, right, and
Mississippi Sen. Terry Brown, left, during a live remote from EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in July 2011. Super Talk will host
another live remote from the Golden Triangle campus July 27 as EMCC recruiters continue to communicate with students to
promote registration for the fall semester.
Release date: July 11, 2012
With the Aug. 17 registration deadline for the fall term closing in, East Mississippi Community College’s recruiters are online watering seeds sown during the school year.
Michael Black, for instance, is always on Facebook, Twitter or his EMCC email. Whether from his office at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew or on his phone, Black stays plugged in to keep EMCC on students’ minds.
“Social media is a huge tool for recruiting. I live in district high schools during the fall and spring semesters talking to students,” Black said.
“After that, focused recruiting in the summer is a huge deal. And social media is where we can answer specific question from parents and students quickly and precisely.”
Black and his Scooba campus counterpart, Taylor Ray, are frequently on the road, visiting high schools in EMCC’s six-county district, whether alone or with EMCC student ambassadors in tow, speaking to classes of high school juniors and seniors. It’s during these visits that electronic connections are made and recruiters establish a direct line of communication to potential students. Then they have a forum to offer advice those students can use in the future.
“Don’t wait to get your classes. Financial aid and scholarships are still available," said Black, rattling off examples of advice he imparts to students online. “Classes on the Golden Triangle campus are Monday through Thursday, so you have a three-day weekend each week.”
Ray, who gives tours of the Scooba campus throughout the summer, does much the same. “The new Student Union opens with the fall semester. Scooba is Monday through Thursday, too. And it’s not too late for housing, but dorm rooms are limited,” he adds.
Many of these reminders are aimed at saving students time or money before the semester begins Aug. 20. For example, students registering on or before July 31 can save $80 on registration fees. Or a Registration Guide is available on EMCC’s website at www.eastms.edu, under “Current & Future Students” to ensure students have all the necessary information to make the process go smoothly.
EMCC employs other media outlets as well, including newspaper and TV ads and an upcoming SuperTalk Mississippi live remote at the Golden Triangle campus July 27.
SuperTalk Mississippi will visit EMCC's
Golden Triangle campus for a live remote
on July 27, during a fall registration push.
Visit any EMCC campus that day to save
$80 on your fall registration fees!
Have a question? EMCC recruiters
are online with an answer:
Look for the "Ask Us a Question" links
on this website.
Click this link to like us on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter, @EMCCINFO.
E-mail Michael Black at the Golden Triangle campus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail Taylor Ray at the Scooba campus, email@example.com.