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July 2009 Press Release



For immediate release: July 16, 2009                                                      Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen

                                                                                                                          Communications: (410) 260-4511




MHEC Now Has Presence on Twitter


Search for "MDHigherEdu" to follow tweets


ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 16, 2009) - The Maryland Higher Education Commission is now tweeting on Twitter. The popular new media website gives MHEC another tool to reach out to more students and their parents about what the agency’s mission is and what it is doing on a near-daily basis.

“Twitter is truly a social phenomenon,” Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr., said. “More importantly, by using this website, we can reach broader audiences than we have in the past. This is both an entertaining and informative way of getting our message out to those who might not otherwise have access to all that we have to offer.”

MHEC will still issue press releases to the media, college presidents and public relations managers as well as mailing its other outreach materials such as the popular College 411: A Student Guide to Higher Education & Financial Aid in Maryland to constituency groups as well as numerous informative pamphlets and booklets.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 337,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.



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