May 2021 Social Media Recap

During the month of May, the Kent State social media accounts were full of content related to the 51st commemoration of May 4, completing the spring semester, providing updates related to the pandemic, celebrating our graduates and more. Take a look at our top posts from May. 



Our top-performing post on Instagram observed and commemorated the tragic shootings of May 4, 1970. The day continues to hold great importance to the community and the virtual commemoration provided many ways to honor those lost and wounded. This post received a total of 3,441 likes -- making it our third most-liked Instagram post ever.




Also on Instagram, our second top-performing post featured a celebration of our most recent Class of 2021 graduates. With the first in-person commencement since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was spread out throughout multiple days to ensure safety of all attending. This post ranked our fourth most-liked Instagram post of all time!





The top-performing post on Facebook highlighted the story of Brandon Mudrack, an 18-year-old Kent State graduate. Starting his College Credit Plus Program through Kent State in eight grade made this dream possible and was greatly appreciated by our community. 




Another top-performing post a new video focused on the nine students wounded on May 4, 1970.. 





Our top tweet was also the May 4, 1970 video honoring the nine wounded students. The video highlights the nine new markers installed on the May 4 site to indicate where wounded students were located when hit by gunfire. The new markers for the wounded students display the names of the students and their distance from the Ohio National Guard. 




The following top-performing post featured the Kent State Magazine story of former Undergraduate Student Government President Tiera Moore. Through the help of Kent State’s resources, programs, and services she was able to be a first generation college graduate in her family. Kent State has been recognized for its commitment to helping first generation students like her. 




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POSTED: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:34pm
Olivia Potunas