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Social Media at USC Upstate

Merit Pages

Social media tool celebrates, publicizes student achievement

The University of South Carolina Upstate will begin using Merit pages from readMedia to publicize student achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. Students will receive recognition when they are named to an academic or leadership position, join a team, volunteer in the community, study abroad, make the dean's or president's lists, earn a scholarship, and much, much more. Students will receive credit for their achievements and activities, while also creating an online profile - a Merit page - that they can use for jobs, internships, and references after graduation. And because good news is meant to be shared, students can share items with their friends and family through Facebook and Twitter.

See USC Upstate's Merit page and read what others are doing on the campus.

Campus departments, clubs and organizations provide University Communications with a brief article about the achievement, event or recognition, along with the name and/or a spreadsheet of students who earned the accomplishment.  University Communications will create a personalized story about these students and their accomplishments and award a badge, which will then publish on the student's profile on Merit. Stories will then be sent to each student's hometown newspaper for publication.

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Tammy Whaley
Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Communications

Kathy Nelson             
Web Content Coordinator &
Social Media Manager

Carolyn Farr Shanesy
Director of University Communications