Friday, May 1, 2015

College district's communicators garner statewide, national awards

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District office responsible for informing people of what’s going on at its East County colleges is continuing its winning streak of state and national awards.

The college district’s communications office last week won a first-place and two second-place awards at the annual conference of the statewide Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) held in San Diego.

The college district won a top award in the news release category for a piece about a Cuyamaca College student’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Two additional awards in the same category were received April 23 for stories highlighting a Cuyamaca College employee selected for a Fulbright scholarship and a college administrator’s forum on African-American women in college leadership.

In March, the district’s communications office year won a national Bronze Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for its 2013-14 annual report.

CCPRO and NCMPR are professional development and service organizations for community college public relations professionals. At the San Diego CCPRO conference, the district’s Communications and Public Information Director, Anne Krueger, was elected vice president of the organization for PR professionals within the California Community College system, the largest higher education system in the country.