PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has received the Paragon Gold Award in the area of “Promotion Campaign for a Special Event” from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievements among marketing and public relations professionals at the nation’s 1,200 community colleges as well as two-year technical schools.
CCAC’s Marketing and Communications department, part of the college’s Institutional Advancement and External Relations division, earned the award for publications related to the groundbreaking of the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center at CCAC–Allegheny campus on the North Shore. All of the publications were designed in-house. The 65,000-square foot science center, which honors the late speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, is expected to open in 2011.
“The work of the CCAC Marketing and Communications team is always extraordinary,” said Nancilee Burzachechi, vice president for Institutional Advancement and External Relations. “The award recognizes their hard work and creativity for the benefit of CCAC’s students.”
The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Top Image: The invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony of the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center is part of the suite of publications that earned the Community College of Allegheny County a Paragon Gold Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
Lower Image: CCAC Graphic Designers June Marshall (left) and Sue Kelley created the award-winning publications.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.