The University of Louisiana System President announces a contest for one student to receive a $500 scholarship by coming up with his 10,000th tweet. Dr. Jim Henderson, who is an avid fan on twitter, says it’s a very small milestone in the grand scheme of things but thought this would be a good way to get students involved. He says the process of selecting the tweet is a very rigorous process.
“We’ll be looking at all the tweets that come in. The only requirements are they have to have #JH10K, they have to be something about our 9 universities and the 90,000 students we serve.”
Henderson says he came up with the idea as he saw his 10,000th tweet was approaching.
“They can be poignant, they can be funny, they can be witty, which ever tweet I determine best reflected the values of the system will be the 10,000th tweet.”
Henderson says he determined twitter would be the best way to reach students in a fun way that also has a valuable purpose.
“The purpose is the engagement of students, it is sending a message about the value of our institution and the value of those 90,000 students we serve.”