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Lyon College announces new social media influencers

(From left) Alex Harris, Laura Mendez, Cole Anderson and Destiny Sharp are joining the Lyon Influencer program this year!


Lyon College has selected its second class of social media influencers.

Alexandria “LeeLee” Denton, Marcos Fernandez de Oliveira, Katherine “KJ” Jeane and Michael Jorgensen will return from the inaugural class. 

The College has also selected four new influencers: Cole Anderson, Alex Harris, Laura Mendez and Destiny Sharp.

Sophomore Cole Anderson, of Magnet Cove, is excited for the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to meeting new people that I would have never met before,” Anderson said, “and becoming more involved with Lyon College and Batesville.”

He continued, “I love how social media keeps all of us connected, even if we are thousands of miles away.”

Sophomore Alex Harris, of Conway, is also thrilled to be part of the Lyon Influencer program. She looks forward to sharing her experience at Lyon with others and gaining different experiences through the social media world.

“What I want to take away from this experience is how to market a brand all while being authentic and having fun,” she said.

Harris continued, “My favorite thing about social media is that I not only get to express myself, but I am able to see how others express themselves as well.”

Senior Laura Mendez, of Little Rock, is looking forward to sharing her Lyon experience as an influencer and hopefully seeing her friends on campus in the spring.

“I want to be able to connect with my social media followers and use my platforms for something I love!” Mendez said. “I like being able to connect with people from everywhere with pictures, videos and comments.”

Sophomore Destiny Sharp, of Batesville, is ready to share her passion for Lyon College and the campus community.

“I am looking forward to reaching out and sharing with past, current and future Scots and getting involved with others in our Lyon community!” 

Sharp loves not only sharing her favorite parts of life with her followers but also encouraging them to share theirs by relating to the things she posts.

“I love that social media is an easy opportunity to be yourself and to make connections with others that you might not ever get to connect with in person,” Sharp said.

“Since we are remote learning this semester, the influencer experience will be a little different,” said Director of Communications Madeline Pyle, who is in charge of the influencer program, “but I am confident in our influencers that they will still show off the Lyon College experience,” 

Pyle concluded, “I can’t wait to see their creativity!”