University celebrates its 168th year
This year’s Charter Day combined time-honored traditions, such as laying the wreath on Judge Baylor’s grave, with newer events, like the campus-wide birthday party. New to the mix this year was a social media contest sponsored by the Alumni Association and Student Foundation.
Snapshot Jackpot invited current students to visit the Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House to take a creative photo of themselves inside the building. Once they posted the photo to social media, they were entered into the contest. The photos with the most “likes” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram won a $50 prize. The most creative photo also won a $50 prize. “This was a fun way to get current students excited about Charter Day. We had great participation—one of the photos received 164 ‘likes’ on Instagram,” assistant director of alumni relations Dani Beth Crosby said.
“UMHB has such a rich history, and Charter Day is a great day to celebrate how far we have come as a university,” said Student Foundation president Anna Payne, who helped coordinate the day’s events. “It is impressive that we have maintained relevance as an institution for so long. Charter Day is a reminder of how we have persevered through the years.”