Grossmont College, college district win four design and communications awards
EL CAJON – Grossmont College and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District have received four awards for excellence in design and communication from a national organization.
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 6 announced the 2022 Medallion awards last week. The organization represents more than 1,600 marketing and public relations professionals at nearly 550 community colleges and technical colleges in the United States and Canada. District 6 includes colleges across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Territory of Guam.
Grossmont College and the district won a total of four Medallion awards, which recognize outstanding achievement across NCMPR's seven districts.
The awards included:
- A GOLD award for Grossmont College Photographer Stephen Harvey’s stunning photo of Grossmont College at sunset, which casts the campus in a beautiful light. The award was given in the Original Photography (Unmanipulated) category.
- A GOLD award for a news release written by retired Public Information Assistant Della Elliott on the opening of Cuyamaca College’s revamped Ornamental Horticulture complex. The award was given in the Excellence in Writing – Short Form category. The press release, which includes clever turns of phrase, essential financial details, and quotes from key players that advance the story, can be found here: Cuyamaca College celebrates ribbon-cutting of revamped OH facility (gcccd.edu)
- A SILVER award for GCCCD’s 2020-2021 District Annual Report, which profiled accomplishments at the community college district with compelling stories, graphics, and photographs. The report highlighted GCCCD’s long record of clean audits, successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities, the significant positive economic impact that GCCCD has on the region, and uplifting stories about how the district has served its students and the larger community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be found here: 2022-1-24-Annual Report-2020-final.pdf (gcccd.edu).
- A BRONZE award for a news release, also written by retired Public Information Assistant Della Elliott, on the Cuyamaca College 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in the fall 2021. The award was in the Excellence in Writing – Short Form category. The press release features the reflections from Associated Student Government President Maryam Rammahi, who was born a few months after 9/11 and yet – like other young people – still strives to understand the loss on that terrible day. It can be found here: Cuyamaca College commemorates Sept. 11 attack (gcccd.edu).
“Every day at Grossmont and Cuyamaca we hear inspiring stories of perseverance and achievement,” said Lynn Neault, Chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. “Sharing these stories with our broader community, in East County and across our region, helps spread the word about the wonderful things happening here. I am so proud of our staff in marketing and communications.”
The district’s two colleges, Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, together serve more than 17,000 students. For information about the college district, go to www.gcccd.edu.