The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s communications and public information staff, along with Grossmont College’s marketing, public relations and graphics design staff, were recently honored with awards from a national organization representing community college professionals working in marketing, public information, media relations and graphics positions.
The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) recently presented three District 6 Medallion awards to the district, including writing awards for news articles on Cuyamaca College cross-country coach Tim Seaman’s coaching duties at the London Olympics and Grossmont College ceramics technician Alfred Ventura., a recipient of the GCCCD Chancellor/Classified Senate Award, a commendation presented quarterly to outstanding staff. The other Medallion award recognized the district’s 2011 annual report.
Grossmont College was honored with four District 6 Medallion awards, including a first-place award for Campus Scene, a quarterly newsletter. The three other awards recognized the 2011-2012 academic catalog, a radio advertising campaign and an award in the “media success category” for publicity efforts on Grossmont College’s 50th anniversary celebration and community open house in April. The radio ad campaign featured a young boy’s voice who said, “Dad, take me to Grossmont College,” with the dad replying, “You’re too young for college” and the boy answering, “I mean Grossmont College football.”

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