CCAC receives prestigious national and state media awards

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home national and state media awards for excellence in advertising and print journalism.

CCAC received two awards from the national Collegiate Advertising Awards in the Business/Community College group: a gold award for the college’s Spring 2016 Enrollment Radio Series and a bronze award for the Spring 2016 Enrollment Television Series. The entries, created by ad agency BD&E and the college’s Public Relations & Marketing Department, were judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness. The Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite national program seeking to recognize outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion specific to higher education products and services.

In addition, The Voice student newspaper at CCAC North Campus received an impressive five first-place 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards, Division III (two-year colleges). The one-year-old, revamped newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen by a faculty club leader.

The Voice received the following first-place awards: Feature Photo: Going tobacco free at CCAC by Brian Wilson; Single Page Layout and Design: Randyland by Brian Wilson and Veronica DeAlmeida; Personality Profile: Getting to Know President Bullock by MarySandra Do; Editorial (three entries): Campus safety & gun control, Dropping the F-bomb: Has Feminism Become a Dirty Word?, and Happy [Whatever Doesn’t Offend You] by MarySandra Do; Cartoon/Graphic Illustration (three entries): The Zombie Culture of Pittsburgh, College is Not a Debt Sentence, Looking Ahead to 2016.

The Voice also received Honorable Mentions for General News: Students Want Buses by Mark Humphrey; and Public Service Package: Looking Ahead to 2016: Students and the Presidential Election by Mark Humphrey.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Foundation, the Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. Winners will be honored at the Student Keystone Press Awards Luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on April 6, 2016, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is 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. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more

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