#SMDay: Social Media Day at @Highpointu

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2015 marks the sixth-annual official global celebration.

Join @highpointu today as we celebrate our extraordinary followers, favorite moments, and how social media has contributed to our conversations over the past year.

2015 Social Media Award Winners


Learn about our social networks:


HPU_Social_Facebook_banner1Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. High Point University has 22,129 followers on Facebook!


HPU_Social_Facebook_banner1Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets.” High Point University has tweeted over 5,400 times and averages around 125 tweets per month!



Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them with their followers. High Point University has posted 2,237 times (and growing) and has an average of 100 posts per month!



LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. There are currently 17,323 people keeping up with High Point University’s news and student career/internship updates!


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Youtube is a a video-sharing website. High Point University currently has 14 playlists spanning academic programs, HPU in the news, career and internship profiles, and Access to Innovators. Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss out on any new videos!

Google Plus

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Google Plus is a social network from Google. To date, High Point University has had 180,624 views on Google Plus!



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Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. High Point University has over 1,700 pins on 40 boards covering topics such as happy moments at HPU, statues on campus, and inspirational daily quotes.


flickr singleFlickr is a photo sharing website where users can download and save high-resolution images from High Point University. Since joining, we have uploaded 12,193 photos across albums such as Commencement 2015, snow photos, MLK Day of Service, and Winter Family Weekend, to name a few.

Social Media Day 2015 Award Winners




Most Engaged Follower

Winner: Carolyn Guyton Kearns
High Point University Twitter Ambassador

Winner: @ABakerPresident
Honorable Mention: @DavisBatchelor
Honorable Mention: @rkinnin
Top Instagram Follower

Winner: @itshailmac
Honorable Mention: @landryem7
Honorable Mention: @tottisuarez39
Most Likely to Comment

Winner: Michael Fuller
Honorable Mention: Catherine Barnes
Honorable Mention: Jane Critten Harlin
Most active #HPU2019 Follower

Winner: @MarryMe96
Honorable Mention: @MJEngelman
Most Artistic Campus Photographs

Winner: @callieklink
Honorable Mention: @mariskanicole
Most Likely to 'Like' a Photo

Winner: Ramsey Qubein
Honorable Mention: Lisa M Paul Lowe
Honorable Mention: Grace Elizabeth Beal
Most Likely to Retweet the Daily Calendar Quote

Winner: @akarpovich11
Most Likely to tag @HighPointU in a photo

Winner: @chelsealeo
Honorable Mention: @msweredoski


Top Influencers
Cynthia Butcher (HPU alumni) Sid Baker
Ivelisse Correa Ratliff (HPU alumni) Dan Costello (HPU alumni)
Bobby Shore (HPU alumni) Richard Speer (HPU alumni)
Joel Williams (HPU alumni)
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