The Office of Annual Giving and the Future Alumni Support Team are running a yearlong poster campaign to celebrate Tennessee Tech’s Centennial. A new poster design will be added to the series monthly with the help of student votes.
The posters will feature iconic moments and images from the University's first 100 years and are meant to generate excitement for the Centennial.
“We hope the posters will help remind alumni of some of our great traditions, as well as expose them to current students,” said FAST delegate Stefan Widener. “The posters will be displayed in the University Alumni Center, but we also plan to distribute them throughout the community in businesses, restaurants and to alumni.”
Students are asked to participate by voting on which posters should be printed for distribution. With each vote, students are entered to win prizes. The prize for March is a Kelty Acadia Tent and was given away March 23 to Dayna Walters.
“We want to build excitement for the University and Centennial among both students and alumni. Releasing these posters to our alumni is a great way to get them excited and remind them of the good times they had here as students,” said Widener. “Allowing the students to decide which posters get published brings the Centennial to their attention and gives them a sense of ownership of this small part of our Centennial celebration.”
The prizes for April will be two ENO hammocks with tree straps, and the prize for May will be a Yeti Cooler. The grand prize will be given out at the end of the semester and will include two general admission tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2015. The prizes were purchased by the Office of Annual Giving.
“We have had a lot of interest from students,” said Holly Morgan, another FAST delegate. “Most people don't believe that we will be giving away two Bonnaroo tickets, but it's not a joke. All you have to do is vote, and you're entered to win.”
Students are allowed one vote per month and will get one entry into the grand prize giveaway with every monthly vote cast.
“If the program is as successful as we hope it will be, we plan to continue voting throughout the summer and fall semesters,” said Widener.