Spelman College Class of 2011 uses social media to secure First Lady Michelle Obama as Commencement Speaker

On May 15, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama will inspire more than 500 graduates to leave their mark on the world when she delivers the commencement address to the Spelman College class of 2011. Mrs. Obama will also receive an honorary degree along with actress and choreographer Debbie Allen and her sister, actress and director Phylicia Rashad.

The class of 2011 used their creativity and social media outlets to campaign for First Lady Michelle Obama as this year’s commencement speaker by developing a YouTube video.

The video gave Mrs. Obama an overview of the Spelman history as well as a request for her presence at this year’s ceremony. Although the video itself had only 1,000 views, the students were able to have their dream realized.

Congratulations to Spelman College Class of 2011! Where will your use of social media take you?


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