The Calhoun Community College PR Department wins ‘2019 Best in Show’ at Statewide Awards Competition

September 11, 2019
Individuals in photo L to R: Jacob Greene, Webmaster; Taylor Burton, Graphics Designer; Sherika Attipoe, Acting Assistant Director of Public Relations & CETV

The Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) recognized Calhoun’s Public Relations team for their creative marketing efforts during its annual Pyramid Awards Competition, which was held in Orange Beach, AL on September 4-6, 2019. The competition recognizes creativity, branding and best practices in marketing and public relations among two-year community colleges across the state of Alabama. Over 260 entries were submitted among almost 20 colleges, and Calhoun received a total of 17 awards, as well as being named 2019 Best in Show for electronic submissions.

Specifically, Calhoun was presented awards in the following categories:

  • 2019 Best in Show – Electronic Submissions
  • Pyramid (first place) – “2019 Muse” Student Publications Category
  • Pyramid (first place) – Calhoun Website – Website Category
  • Pyramid (first place) – Posters (single or series) – Posters Category
  • Pyramid (first place) – Facebook – Social Media Category
  • Pyramid (first place) – Interior Signage/Displays – Digital Display Category
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) – Flyer
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) – Student Success Story
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) – Interior Signage/Displays
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) – Public Relations/Marketing Campaign
  • Pyramid Award of Achievement (second place) – Instagram
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Twitter
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Flyer
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Print Advertising
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Bulletin Newsletter
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Posters
  • Pyramid Award of Merit (third place) – Photography (Graphically Manipulated)

“I was extremely excited to hear that our PR team not only won 2019 Best in Show in the electronics submission category but that they also received 17 awards in various Pyramid Award categories,” commented interim President Dr. Joe Burke. “Those awards speak to their tireless efforts in keeping the college’s image up-to-date and fresh with innovative marketing,” added Burke.

Calhoun Student, Janae Malone, was also recognized at the conference as one of the first-ever ACCSPRA Student Scholarship recipients.


ACCSPRA is a nonprofit organization whose purpose and objectives are to enhance the image, strengthen, and promote awareness and public perception of the Alabama Community College System; to afford opportunities for networking and enhanced professional relationships among our colleagues; to provide opportunities for effective cooperation and interchange of information among members; to promote professional standards and ethical conduct in the administration of our duties and responsibilities; and to sponsor seminars and other educational activities beneficial to our members.