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ULM recruiters engaging incoming students on social media, virtual conferences

Published March 31, 2020

The novel coronavirus has caused drastic disruption worldwide, however, operations at the University of Louisiana Monroe are ongoing. They just look a little different. As ULM transitions to its new normal, staff in Recruitment and Admissions are getting creative with how to reach potential students.



“In times like this, true leaders emerge, and I have seen that with our Recruitment and Admissions staff,” said Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions Sami Owens. “Our team is nimble and responsive, and I have all the confidence in the world that they will find a way to make a difference in helping and growing our future student body.”


The Office of Recruitment and Admissions has created a new Facebook page where students and parents can set up Facebook Live appointments with a recruiter. A virtual tour of campus with recruitment staff will be available on Facebook later this week.


“The recruitment staff has been very busy with contacting students, parents, and counselors throughout the state,” said Trey Wilson, Director of Recruitment. “They have begun taking appointments for face-to-face Zoom conferences with students and parents, created a Facebook page to keep people up to date on all the Warhawk news, and will be participating in virtual fairs that will include students all throughout the state. Each recruiter is doing everything within their power to ensure that no student is being left behind.”

Student orientation leaders, known as PREP (Preview, Registration & Enrollment Program) staff, are releasing videos on social media platforms highlighting each staff member to engage potential students and get them excited about freshman orientation.

“PREP staff has launched a 24 day series highlighting how they are staying entertained and busy during this time until PREP, freshman orientation, this summer. The videos are released daily across our three main social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The goal is to keep incoming students engaged and excited about PREP this summer and hopefully provide a fun distraction during this uneasy time,” said Ahmaad Solmone, Assistant Director of Student Experience.

The University of Louisiana Monroe understands this is a difficult time for so many, so the application fee is waived for all prospective students until May 1, 2020. Visit ulm.edu/apply to submit your application for free and become a Warhawk.