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Widener Tallies Win in Forbes #MyTopCollege Contest

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Widener pride runs deep, and now the entire country knows it!

In the 6th annual Forbes #MyTopCollege social media contest, Widener won the medium school division (2,000 to 15,000 students), besting colleges and universities from around the nation.

And the university finished the 8-week long contest in second place overall, topping its fifth-place finish in 2018.

Forbes calls the #MyTopCollege contest the “ultimate school pride ranking.” Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are asked to share on Twitter and Instagram what makes their school so special, from the friendships forged to the impactful experiences that have set them on a path for a lifetime of success. 

Forbes tallies winners based on quantity and quality of posts.

This year’s overall theme was time travel – a trip though the past, present, and future of a school. Each week carried a specific sub-theme. 

So how did Widener win its division? With incredible posts like this one from Samantha Scoma ’20 about the strong mentorship from faculty…

And this one from alumnus Aidan Hostetter ’19 about how his Widener experiences have set him on his path...

President Julie E. Wollman helped lead the charge in this year's contest. For "freshman year memories" week, she shared this post...

During the "traditions" theme week, Michaela Mertz ’21 touched on one of our favorites…

When the "sports" theme week rolled around, baseball coach Mike LaRosa pitched in this one..

When the community was asked to post about those special Widener friendships, mentorships, and relationships, they did not disappoint.

And this post from alumnus Danny Secord just melted hearts…

When it came time to turning toward the future of Widener, some great predictions poured in, including this one from Angie Corbo, associate professor of communication studies...

In its final week, the contest delved into the #10YearChallenge, asking people to share how they’ve grown and changed due to their Widener experience. Professor Brent Satterly offered this retrospective of his time on campus...

And our alumni topped it all off with heartfelt looks at the lifelong friendships forged here…

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