Dannelle Shugart is @GeorgeMasonU!
Dannelle Shugart is the social media manager for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) at George Mason University. Dannelle has also taken graduate coursework in English and Philosophy at the George Mason Fairfax Campus.
What is this all about?
This is The Mason Nation Project. George Mason University is one of the most diverse universities in the country. And now we are setting out to prove it.
Every week, a new Patriot—student, faculty, staff, alumni—will tweet from @GeorgeMasonU, telling us about their classes and/or students, recommending places to eat or events to check out and sharing his or her unique viewpoints and ideas along the way.
Most importantly, they’ll help to tell the story of the Mason Nation.
Follow us today @GeorgeMasonU, #MNP, and join us for the ride.
So Why Are We Doing This?
George Mason University consistently ranks high on national lists of diverse institutions. With students from more than 100 countries with all kinds of interests, passions, knowledge and experiences, we have many stories to tell and many voices that make up the Mason community.
We feel that one person cannot capture the complete picture of our complex and fascinating community. With a new voice each week at @GeorgeMasonU, we hope to begin to understand the many layers of the university community. Everyone has a story to tell.
Much like @Sweden, which allows a citizen of Sweden to take over their Twitter account each week, @GeorgeMasonU will have rotating “curators” Tweeting on our official account. The Mason Nation tweeters will help to tell Mason’s story in their own unique way. All of our curators will be established Twitter users with strong ties to the university—current students, faculty, staff members and even alumni.
But You Miss Getting Mason News and Events?
Nominate Someone for The Mason Nation Project
To nominate yourself or someone else for The Mason Nation Project, please fill out the Mason Nation Project form.
Media Mentions About The Mason Nation Project
CASE Blog, Ai Weiwei And Curating Conversations and Content, November 2012
Educational Marketing Group, Have What It Takes To Take Over?, July 2013
Social Media for Colleges, Great Twitter Idea: Giving The Keys To The Community, July 2013
Future Index, Future Comms: Even More Social Sparks, July 2013
Social Media for Colleges, Best Social Idea of the Month, August 2013
Social Media for Colleges, 50 Great Social Media Ideas for Higher Ed (Part I), August 2013
Inside Higher Ed, Social Media: Building Community Via Your Community, January 2014