Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

#TextingTuesday: Video Spotlight with College Possible

Posted by Signal Vine on November 15, 2016

In this video spotlight, Nankya Senungi from College Possible shares her thoughts on using Signal Vine's texting platform. This video was filmed at the Signal Vine user event in Detroit.

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Topics: Q&A, CollegePossible, TextingTuesdays

How UNM Engages Students with Texting

Posted by Paige Altieri on November 10, 2016
Corine Gonzales, the Strategic Support Manager at the University of New Mexico, shares details about UNM's texting program with first-year students. To support retention initiatives, first-year students at UNM receive six messages each semester that remind them of important deadlines and information.
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Topics: Q&A, UNM, First-year

Let's Talk About Text: Youngstown State University

Posted by Signal Vine on October 17, 2016

Last week we talked to Millie Rodriguez from Youngstown State University. YSU has been using Signal Vine's platform since February to text prospective, new, and current students in the Distance Education program. YSU sought out a texting platform to help address the challenge of reaching students at all stages of the student lifecycle.

Read YSU's Q&A below! 

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Topics: Student Life, Q&A, Texting

Let's Talk About Text: LOSFA

Posted by Paige Altieri on October 5, 2016
We spoke with Gus Wales, Director of Public Information & Communcations for the The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) and learned how LOSFA is text messaging high school and college students across the state to promote college access. Read the answers below! 
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Topics: College Access, Higher Education, Q&A, Texting

Let's Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

Posted by Signal Vine on September 1, 2016
This week, we spoke with Kathy Rose at CollegeCommunityCareer about how they're using texting with high school and college students enrolled in a college success program. CollegeCommunityCareer helps low-income, first generation high school students enroll in a four-year college and graduate with a bachelor's degree. Read the Q&A below!
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Topics: Student Life, Q&A, Texting

Let's Talk About Text: Steps to Success

Posted by Paige Altieri on July 15, 2016
This week, Steps to Success shares the background and results of their texting program. Steps to Success is a college access organization. They text with students who are currently enrolled in college or plan to enroll. Read about their program below! 
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Topics: College Access, Q&A, Texting

Let's Talk About Text: Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Posted by Paige Altieri on June 29, 2016

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a non-profit organization that equips high-achieving underrepresented minorities with a winning professional playbook, one-on-one coaching and door-opening relationships that accelerate their career paths from college to MBA to senior leadership. MLT uses Signal Vine to facilitate engagement with participants, provide program updates and guidance, as well as to track participants throughout college. 

We spoke with Micheal McElveen, an Associate and Coach for MLT Ascend, to learn more about their texting program. Read his Q&A below!

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Topics: College Access, Q&A, Texting

KIPP Through College New Jersey & Texting Students

Posted by Paige Altieri on May 18, 2016

This week we talked to Jessica Gersh, Director of College Persistence at KIPP Through College New Jersey.

Over the past six months, KTC NJ has been using Signal Vine to provide their alumni with tools and resources to ensure a successful postsecondary experience. Jessica shared with us successes of their program with Signal Vine - read about her experiences below!

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Topics: Alumni, Q&A, Texting

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Posted by Rachel Franco on April 26, 2016

 While exploring Signal Vine’s platform, great questions have emerged from our customers. We shared a few of our most frequently asked questions with answers from one of our Customer Succes Representatives, Rachel. Enjoy!

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Topics: Engagement, Q&A, Texting

6 Questions Your Team Has About Texting

Posted by Sahil Mehra on February 18, 2016

You've read the research, seen the demo, and now you're ready to start texting your students. The only problem? The rest of your team isn't on board yet. Come to your next team meeting prepared to handle these frequently asked questions: 

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Best Practices, Q&A