Griz Nation Asked to Share UM Pride for Top College Campaign

July 23, 2014

MISSOULA – University of Montana students and alumni are sharing school spirit across social media channels to show Forbes what makes UM so special.

Every August, Forbes puts out a list that ranks America’s Top Colleges based on graduation rate, student satisfaction, post-graduate success and student debt. This year, the magazine asked students and alumni across the country to tell them directly why they love their university in a #MyTopCollege social media campaign.

Until July 30, UM students, alumni, faculty and staff can share their favorite photos or memories and use the hashtag #MyTopCollege while tagging @umontana on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

“We want to get the word out,” said Mario Schulzke, UM assistant vice president for marketing. “We know Griz Nation will answer the call to share all the amazing things about UM.”

An interactive map of #MyTopCollege mentions by region is listed online at http://www.forbes.com/my-top-college. Currently, Boise State University leads the region with 77 mentions, but UM aims to take the lead before July 30.

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Contact: Mario Schulzke, UM assistant vice president for marketing, 406-243-2323, mario.schulzke@mso.umt.edu.