Monday, September 30, 2013

District communications office wins regional marketing awards

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Advancement and Communications Office took home gold, silver and bronze Medallion awards this past week from a national marketing organization for two-year colleges.

At its District 6 conference in Tempe, Ariz. Sept. 26, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations lauded the district with:
·         A Gold Medallion of Excellence in the Government/Community Relations Project category for its communications efforts in the campaign for Proposition V, a $398 million construction bond measure approved by East County voters in November 2012

·         A Silver Medallion of Achievement in the Communication/Media Success Story category, an award the district shared with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, for a Grossmont College news conference in June announcing the launching of a new online tool, Salary Surfer.

·         A Bronze Medallion of Merit in the feature writing category for “A Garden for the Ages at Cuyamaca College,” which profiled the campus’ new intergenerational garden.

NCMPR President Andrea Hanstein, Chancellor Cindy Miles,
NCMPR Region  6 director Cheryl Broom
Also honored in Tempe was Chancellor Cindy L. Miles, the recipient of the 2013 NCMPR District 6 Pacesetter award for her leadership in communications and advancement of the East County college district.

The Medallion competition represents the only regional contest of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges. The District 6 region covers California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.