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Alumni: Pin your pride

Pin your Drake University pride on Pinterest

We’re inviting alumni to “Pin Your Pride” using our new group board on the social network Pinterest. With this board, you can share items and images that spark your Drake pride, whether it’s an old Relays photo or a new blue jacket.

Pinterest is a photo sharing website that presents itself as a virtual pin board. The site allows users to share, or “pin,” images from the web or their own personal collections to virtual galleries. Users can comment on one another’s pins and repin others’ images to their own pin boards.

Drake has been using its official Pinterest boards for several months to showcase stylish Drake blue apparel, share dorm décor ideas and affordable recipes, explore wondrous places where students can study abroad, and collect photos of adorable bulldogs. A small team of student interns in the Office of Marketing and Communications pin a majority of the content, with oversight by staff.

Drake’s Pinterest presence has garnered praise from students and alumni, as well as mentions by marketing and technology blogs including Mashable, The Next Web and HubSpot.

Despite the attention, we felt that we were missing something important — you! The new “Pin Your Pride” board presents alumni their first opportunity to contribute. Forty alumni have already joined and we hope you’ll stop by to check it out.

(*Note: Because it’s a relatively new social network, Pinterest membership is by invite only. Non-members can view our boards, but cannot contribute. To join, request an invitation at pinterest.com or from a friend who’s already a member.)