Hometown Press Releases Frequently Asked Questions
09 Graduation Press Release Available
Feb. 1, 2010
Fall 09 Graduation Press Release Template
Available Feb. 1, 2010
note that this is NOT the site to apply to graduate from TWU.
To apply to graduate, please visit the registrar's office
in ADM 128, go
or call 940-898-3036.
Hometown Press Release FAQ
1. Why won’t the TWU Marketing and Communication
Department send a press release to my hometown newspaper
Marketing and Communication department is sending one
press release to newspapers in Texas and other hometowns of
TWU graduates that are out of state. The press release will
list information about TWU’s Fall 09 commencement and
list all TWU graduates (except for those who have marked their
records private through the registrar’s office) in a
graduates are welcome to send their own press release to the
newspaper(s) of their choice using the TWU Fall 2009 Graduation
Template, available Feb. 1, 2010.
department doesn’t have the resources available to send
an individual press release to the hometowns of each student
expected to graduate in December.
Can I send my own press release to the newspapers I choose?
Please follow the instructions outlined on the Sending
a Graduation Hometown Press Release Instructions page.
Why do I have to wait until after Feb. 1, 2010 to send the
press release? Isn’t that after graduation?
are not officially graduated from the university until grades
are turned in, and the TWU Registrar’s Office determines
that you have graduated. This is why you don’t receive
your diploma until a few weeks after graduation.
1 , 2010 is the anticipated date the TWU Marketing
and Communication department will have received the table
of December 2009 graduates from the Registrar’s office
and will send one press release to newspapers in Texas and
other hometowns of TWU graduates.
Marketing and Communication department recommends that graduates
send their personalized press release to their chosen newspapers
by Feb. 8, 2010 to ensure timely publication.
I checked the TWU December 2009 Graduation Press Release
and my name isn’t on the list. Why?
with the TWU Registrar’s Office to see why your name
was left off the list. It could be that you are marked “private”
(as in you didn’t want your information released to
anyone) and therefore weren’t included in the information
that the Registrar’s Office sent to the Marketing and
How do I find the contact information for the newspaper(s)
to send a press release?
newspapers have their own websites. Visit a search engine
or Yahoo and
type in the newspaper’s information. From the newspaper’s
website you can obtain the appropriate contact information.
Some newspapers have online forms where you can submit the
information. You also can use the phone book or call information
to find the newspaper’s phone number or physical address.
I have sent an announcement to my hometown newspaper and
it didn’t publish the information. Why?
a press release announcing your graduation to your local newspaper(s)
does not guarantee publication. Newspapers are under no obligation
to publish anything sent to them, whether it is by an individual
or the university. You also may wish to call the newspaper
to ask why the announcement hasn’t been published.
How will I know if the newspaper published my announcement?
family and friends should monitor their local newspaper for
publication of your announcement. The TWU Marketing
and Communication department is not able to do this for you.
You can also call the newspaper to ask when/if the
announcement will be published.
The newspaper wants to verify that I graduated from TWU.
Where should I send them?
them to the TWU press release website at www.twu.edu/twunews/press_releases/press-release-directory.htm
and have them reference the TWU December 2009 Graduation Press
Release, once it is posted (after Feb. 1, 2010.)
more information contact:
Tel: (940) 898-3456