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Calhoun’s PR Department Recognized for Outstanding Work during Statewide Conference

September 16, 2016

2016 AwardsThe Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events department at Calhoun Community College received ten awards during the annual conference of the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) held September 6-8, 2016. Calhoun was presented the “Best in Show, Electronics” award for the college’s television commercial promoting the new Evening/Night Classes; five (5) first place Pyramid Awards; five (5) Awards of Achievement, and six (6) Awards of Merit in the Pyramid Awards competition. Specifically, Calhoun was presented awards in the following categories:

  • Best in Show, Electronic Entries -- Evening/Night Classes Available video (see video)
  • Pyramid (first place) -- Brochure category for the "Calhoun Salon & Spa Program" menu 
  • Pyramid (first place) -- Direct Mail Piece/Postcards category for the "Your Graduation is So Much Closer Than It Appears" postcard
  • Pyramid (first place) -- Outdoor Advertising category the "Truck Drivers are in Demand - CDL Training at Calhoun" billboard
  • Pyramid (first place) -- Public Relations/Marketing category for Calhoun's Evening Mini-mester campaign (included radio ads, Facebook, on-campus digital signage, yard signsdigital billboards and video)
  • Pyramid (first place) -- Video Advertisement/PSA category for Calhoun's Evening/Night Classes available video (see video)
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) -- Flyer category for the Soul Food Fest '15 flyer
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) -- Print Advertising - Single Ad category for the "Study Anatomy on the Beach...While you Study Anatomy on the Beach" flyer
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) -- Posters category for the "Calhoun Theatre Presents: Doubt, a Parable" poster
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) -- Student Publications category for the college's literary magazine, the MUSE 2015
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) -- Radio Advertisement category for the "Study Anatomy on the Beach -- Summer Semester Registration" spot
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Student Success Story category for the "I will be so elated" article
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Brochure category for the "Truck Drivers are In Demand: CDL Training at Calhoun" brochure
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Viewbook category for the college's viewbook
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Student Publications category for the college's literary magazine, the MUSE 2016
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Potpourri category for the Calhoun Bus Wrap
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) -- Websites category for the college's website www.calhoun.edu

“We are extremely proud of our Calhoun public relations and marketing team and the outstanding job they continue to do in promoting the college and our programs,” commented Calhoun President Dr. Jim Klauber. “I congratulate them on their most recent awards they have earned, which I feel is evidence of their creativity and hard work,” KIauber added.