Janessa Cottrell has one of those inspirational magnets — it says “never quit.” She said it follows her around wherever she goes. Conversely, she follows it, or at least its teachings. She is a first-generation student at Utah Valley University, and hasn’t quit when obstacles come her way.“I am extremely excited and proud of myself to have accomplished a goal that I set five years ago, which at the time, seemed to be impossible,” she said.
What’s good for women is good for Utah, and the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University has helped both women and the area, enough to earn one of two Common Good Awards presented this year by Envision Utah.“ULWP embodies everything the Common Good Awards represents,” wrote president & CEO of the group, Robert Grow, in a letter to Susan Madsen, head of UWLP.
It took someone else’s tragedy to prompt Li szhen (Michelle) Teh to return to school at Utah Valley University. She grew up in Malaysia and decided to work for a while after high school. She had a good career with an airline, but a medical emergency on a flight made her realize she wanted to be able to render more help than she could at that time.“I decided to go back to school because of the experience,” she said. “I want to help more people. I felt so helpless that day.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".