eed a daily dose of
Bucknell? There’s a
hashtag for that —
Thanks to social media there are
not only opportunities for alumni to
share their Bucknell campus experiences and life beyond, but there are
ways to connect with one another,
explains Jamie Donahue, associate
director, Alumni Relations.
Alumni might start at the Social
Media Hub, which aggregates and
streamlines social media, making it
easier to find information on a
Says Donahue, “We wanted to make
it as easy as possible for Bucknellians to get the campus updates they
are looking for — directly from the
Now, each Monday a new alumnus
or student takes over and shows
the world what it’s like to be a
Bucknellian, through photos or
videos. Among the alumni who’ve
opted to “be” Ray Bucknell are Grace
Ragold ’ 13 and Laura Guertin ’92.
Their participation highlights how
Bucknell continues to be a major
part of many graduates’ lives, and it
exemplifies how those connections
see them through the next chapters in
their lives, Donahue explains.
Using social media is just another
way to keep those connections strong.
Sign up to be Ray Bucknell at bucknell.edu/
iamraybucknell. Stay up to date with your
favorite Bucknell social media accounts by
going to bucknell.edu/socialmedia.
Alumni opportunities to connect online are plentiful
By Heidi Hormel
From left: Grace Ragold ’ 13, Laura Guertin ’92 and Eddie Guers ’ 13 were Ray Bucknell.
N At the web page bucknell.edu/ socialmedia, 115 groups with active social media accounts are listed under the categories of academic, campus
life, alumni groups and regional clubs
Social media isn’t just passive, though.
For example, to encourage all Bucknellians to be a part of the Homecoming fun, #BucknellNation was
created. With about 200 uses of the
hashtag, those who weren’t able to
return to campus still showed their
pride in Bucknell.
In November alumni were invited
to participate in running the Instagram account @iamraybucknell.
Previously, only students had taken
over the Instagram account, posting
photos once or twice a day Monday