Alumna Ariel Wolfe wins Holmes' 90th birthday giveaway prize
Holmes Community College recently celebrated its 90th birthday, and as part of that celebration, held a social media contest with fantastic giveaway prizes. Ridgeland Campus alumna Ariel V. Wolfe of Jackson, an elementary education graduate who is now a student at Jackson State University, was the lucky winner of a Yeti 45 cooler adorned in the Holmes logo. All she had to do to win this coveted prize was share Holmes' 90th birthday celebration video on Facebook or Twitter.
"I couldn't believe I actually won!" Wolfe said. "I never usually win anything, but when I was scrolling through Holmes' Facebook page and saw the contest I decided to give it a shot. I didn't know it was Holmes' birthday until I watched the video. I'm proud to be a Holmes graduate, and I encourage current students to never give up; you can do anything if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself."
The social media contest, which lasted Nov. 2-13, reached a total of 11,720 people, with 418 people sharing the post to user timelines. Three were 215 plays of the video via Vimeo, which is an outstanding reach for one week of promotion, and the Twitter performance for the week of the contest was Holmes' highest media Tweet ever at 954 impressions. It was also the most successful Facebook campaign Holmes has had yet, with the highest number of likes, shares, reach, and engagement,. Needless to say, the Holmes community enjoyed taking part in the celebratory contest.
The college also celebrated Holmes' 90th birthday through a variety of events during Homecoming 2015, celebrated on Oct. 24.
In just 90 short years, more than 20,000 alumni have received an education and/or trained for the workforce at Holmes Community College. Holmes has grown from an agricultural junior college in Goodman into a multi-campus institution that offers the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, technical and career certificates, and workforce training. The college now offers more than 50 academic majors, approximately 30 professional programs, over 50 extracurricular activities, 10 athletic sports, and a variety of student support services.
Holmes Community College. 90 Years Strong. Solid Foundation. Bright Future.