January 3, 2011
LONDON, ON – On Monday, January 3, Brescia University College launched its “Women of Inspiration” contest – a seven-week Facebook contest that will award two young women, in Grades 11 or 12, an all-expense paid trip for two to London, Ontario.
High school students are encouraged to log on to Brescia University College’s Facebook fan page, between January 3 and February 22, and submit their answers to the question, “Which female leader has inspired you?”
On February 28, Brescia faculty and staff will announce the two winners of the grand prizes: two all-expense paid trips for two to London, Ontario the weekend of March 11 to 13. The package includes round-trip Via Rail transportation, hotel accommodations for two nights, admission to Brescia’s March Break Open House, a day at the spa, and all meals – for the two winners and their guests. Brescia wants to give prospective students the chance to visit London, the campus, and discover what a great place this is to live and learn.
Earlier this year Brescia launched a comprehensive social media plan in an effort to create a student-centred approach to recruitment – online. The plan, which leverages multiple social media platforms, was implemented so prospective and current students, alumnae, and Brescia faculty and staff could engage in dialogue.
“Brescia has always prided itself on being a student-centred community. Knowing that students are using less traditional forms of marketing to gather information, and to research their post-secondary educational pursuits, we felt it was important to engage students online,” Brescia’s Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations, Sheila Blagrave, explains. “Our hope is that this Facebook contest will ignite conversations about what makes a successful leader. We also wanted to offer an opportunity for future students, who otherwise might not have the chance, to visit London and Brescia’s campus.”
To enter your submission for a chance to win, log onto Brescia’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/BresciaUniversityCollege.
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Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The 1,100 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please visit www.brescia.uwo.ca
For more information, please contact:
Jocelyn Lagerquist Communications, Outreach & Special Events Coordinator 519.432.8353 ext. 28395 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Blagrave Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations 519.432.8353 ext 28293 or by email email@example.com