Dr. Michael T. Benson — a BYU graduate, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the president of Eastern Kentucky University — recently made headlines for shoveling the driveway of one of his students after the two made a deal over social media.
On Feb. 17, a snowstorm left Richmond, Kentucky, blanketed in snow. That area of Kentucky is not accustomed to receiving significant amounts of snow, so when classes were not canceled at EKU, many students, including Devan Dannelly, expressed their frustration by tweeting at Benson.
“Yo @EKUPrez come shovel my driveway/road and I’ll come to class tomorrow,” Dannelly tweeted. “… deal???”