RSU students create social media campaign to bring Mark Zuckerberg to campus

Posted at 8:32 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 12:16:21-04

CLAREMORE -- Rogers State University students and faculty are working to bring one of the most powerful CEO's to their classroom. Students are cracking down on social media in an effort to get Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's attention. 

About 4,000 students attend Rogers State University. They're spread out into three campuses, but the distance isn't keeping them apart. They're coming together to create something extraordinary. 

"You should come visit us because we have a rich history," Michaela Farrill said. 

Every student has a different reason and so do those in the community.

"There are two people we have to get together," said Tad Jones, Will Rogers Memorial Museum Executive Director.

"It's Mark Zuckerburg and Will Rogers because you two are the most dominant media outlets of your time."

Together, they're working to bring the Facebook CEO to Claremore. 

"Our goal is to get Mark Zuckerburg to notice us," Rogers State University Communications Assistant Professor said. 

Specifically, Rogers State University, where Lee Williams is teaching his advanced video class to use their imagination. 

"They see him as a college student like them, who had a great idea and they can still have great ideas," he said.

Zuckerberg told his thousands of followers in January that he and wife Priscilla, plan to visit and meet people in every state. In January, he said the two have 30 states left to visit, Oklahoma being one of them. The CEO says he has plans to visit small towns and universities.

After learning Zuckerberg hasn't been to the sooner state, students got busy. They created a social media campaign called #Zuck2rsu. Students have made videos that highlight the schools diversity.

"High percentage of Native American students, Will Rogers of course, also Route 66 and the fact that 75 percent of our students will be the first in their family to graduate college," Williams said. 

Students even formed a human "f" on the soccer field, the legendary logo.  

"Why not give it a try?" Rogers State University junior Hunter French said. "Why not come to Oklahoma?" 

They hope to gain the attention of the successful 32-year-old and that for one day Zuckerberg can be a Hillcat. 

"A lot of people don't really know about our campus and this would give us a lot of publicity that we really need especially with the Oklahoma budget cuts," Rogers State University junior Naomi Roman said. 

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