About The Outpost
- July 22, 2013
Students from middle and high schools around West Texas were given a presentation from Trevor Bell in the Outpost Social Media Lab @ TTU about social media etiquette and how to properly present themselves online. Read more
- May 18, 2013
Trevor Bell conducted a workshop on social media safety for an Upward Bound lock-in event. The event was attended by 60 local high school students. Read more
The Outpost Social Media Lab @ TTU is located in room 251 at the College of Media & Communication. The centerpiece of the lab is a state-of-art social media command center powered by Hootsuite Enterprise. The center features three monitoring workstations; a content production workstation; a large-screen LCD TV; an audio system; and a wall-mounted cluster of monitors that acts as a centralized heads-up-display for command center staff, managers, and clients. Wireless internet and extra Ethernet drops are available so that additional staff members and volunteers can engage in online monitoring for large-scale events and campaigns.
The Outpost provides students, faculty, on-campus clients and the Lubbock community with social media insights, workshops, and strategic planning services for social media-based campaigns and projects. The command center can be used for social media monitoring and engagement for projects, campaigns, and live events.
Trevor Bell, Social Media Lab Manager
Trevor Bell is a graduate student in the College of Media & Communication’s professional master’s degree program. He earned a B.A. in public relations from TTU in 2012. Trevor worked as a sports correspondent for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for two years and worked for a year as a public relations intern at the Price Group, a full-service advertising agency in Lubbock, TX. In addition to supervising the lab, Trevor produces promotional content for the college’s master’s degree program. Trevor will graduate with his master’s degree in May 2014.
Porshaé Brown, Content Manager
Porshaé Brown is double majoring in public relations and media strategies at the College of Media and Communication. Porshae’ is an account manager for RaiderComm and member of Tech PR. Previously, she held the position of vice president for Tech PR. Porshae’ has interned and volunteered with National Public Radio in Lubbock, Silver Star Health Network and Lubbock Women’s Protective Services. Crisis communication is an area of public relations that Porshae’ hopes to go into after graduating.
Andrew Byrne, Web Design Specialist
Andrew “Drew” Byrne is the head web design specialist and social media manager for the College of Media & Communication. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Electronic Media & Communications in 2010 and earned a master’s degree in Mass Communication in 2011.
Katie Rose Cornblath, Content Producer
Katie Rose Cornblath is a senior in the Media Strategies program in the College of Media & Communication minoring in film. She supervises the production of multimedia content for The Outpost. Katie is an active filmmaker and photographer. She will graduate in December 2013.
David Peveto, PR Director
David Peveto is a senior public relations major in the College of Media & Communication. Currently, David is the director of the student public relations firm, RaiderComm. The student firm works hand-in-hand with the Outpost to provide public relations advice and services to on- and off-campus clients. Previously, he served as the vice president and the vice president of finance for Tech PR, the student public relations association at Texas Tech. David has interned with the American Red Cross and will graduate in December of 2013.
Trent Seltzer, Ph.D., Faculty Lead
Dr. Trent Seltzer is an associate professor and the chairman of the Department of Public Relations in the College of Media & Communication. As faculty lead, Dr. Seltzer has overseen the development of the social media lab at Texas Tech. He is one of the primary instructors for PR 3315: Online & Digital Public Relations and is an active researcher in social media, public relations, and strategic communication.
Kristin Wyllys, Social Media Assistant Lab Manager
Kristin Wyllys is a graduate student in the College of Media and Communication’s professional master’s degree program. She earned a B.A. in public relations from Texas Tech in May 2013. During her undergrad, Kristin served as the president and vice president of public relations for Tech PR, and as a mentor in RaiderComm. Kristin will graduate with her master’s degree in December 2014 and pursue a career in sports public relations.
Berkley Iden is a graduate student in the College of Media and Communication. She earned a B.A. in agricultural communications from Texas Tech in 2012. She plans to graduate in December 2013 and pursue a career in public relations.