East Mississippi Community College in Scooba has an Aug. 17 registration deadline for fall classes.
Its recruiters are using social media to answer students' questions.
Michael Black 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," said Michael Black, recruiter for the Mayhew campus. "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."
His counterpart at the Scooba campus, Taylor Ray,
says electronic connections provide a direct line of communication to potential students.
"Don’t wait to get your classes. Financial aid does not have to be finalized to register for classes," said Black."Financial aid and scholarships are still available. Classes on the Golden Triangle campus are Monday through Thursday, so you have a three-day weekend each week."
"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," Ray said.
Many of these reminders are aimed at saving students time or money before the semester begins Aug. 20.
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.
Prospective students can ask questions online in several ways:
• EMCC recruiters can be reached on Twitter @EMCCINFO.
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/East.Mississippi.Community.College and ask a question on their wall.
• Look for the “Ask us a Question!” links on EMCC’s website, www.eastms.edu.
• E-mail your Golden Triangle campus questions to Michael Black at email@example.com
and Scooba campus questions to Taylor Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org.