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Panel educates on social media image

By Shalun Wells
On October 31, 2013

The office of student conduct hosted a seminar titled, What Are They Saying, on Oct. 23.
The seminar highlighted the actions of students who placed information on social media, whether good or bad.
The panel for the seminar consisted of Student Government Association president Priscilla Barbour, assistant director of Recruitment and Marketing, Pamela Owens-Freemen, and manager of the office of development, Felicia Lewis.
The negative information placed on social networks is detrimental to the university. It affects the enrollment rate and financial income. This information gives others a negative perception of the school and does not represent or display the positive things that Prairie View A&M has to offer.
The panel expressed that the actions of students can affect their opportunity to obtain a degree and to get a job in corporate America.
"Whatever actions you decide to do as a current Prairie View student affects you, those who come before you, and those who could potentially be coming," said Barbour. "Undergraduates serve the purpose of giving alumni validity to their degree. We have to keep the Prairie View name valid and relevant."
"When people see the online videos they have a bad perception of Prairie View," Lewis said.
Numerous videos were showed throughout the seminar of the mishaps that Prairie View students placed on the web.
As the videos played the staff of the office student conduct and the panel discussed with the students how the actions showed in the videos reflect on them and the university as a whole.
Lewis also challenged the students who attended the seminar to post something positive on any social network they may have to display the positive things that occurs on the hill.
Barbour encouraged the students to start celebrating the positive things that Prairie View students do.
"We have to triumph the negativity by drowning it with positivity," said Barbour.

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