The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District received two 2020 PRO Awards Wednesday from the Community College Public Relations Organization, a professional development organization that seeks to promote excellence in California's community college public relations and related professions.
Each year, CCPRO recognizes the marketing and communications efforts of the 115 California community colleges with the PRO awards. This year, more than 440 entries were submitted from across the state.
The awards announced during a virtual awards presentation were for:
• First place, Catalog, Division B for the Grossmont College Catalog 2019-2020. The catalog category is among the most competitive, typically drawing scores of entries.
• First place, news release for “The Slants musician and Grossmont alum returning to campus,” which promoted former Grossmont College student Simon Tam’s visit to give a reading of his memoir, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” The presentation was part of the English Department’s Fall Reading Series. The award marked the fifth time in six years that the college district won first place for news releases.