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Public Relations Department Continues Winning Tradition

The Gadsden State Public Relations & Marketing Department continued its winning tradition by receiving a record 20 awards at the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) Annual Conference held recently in Mobile. 

The awards included eight Pyramid (first place) Awards for: news placement, student success story, promotional advertising, video advertisement, college website, outdoor advertising, postcards and direct mail piece.  Three Achievement (second place) Awards were presented for the college viewbook, single print advertising, and athletics. Seven Merit (third place) Awards were received for:  annual report, news placement, online advertising, college promotional video, radio advertising, special events publications, and print advertising. 

Gadsden State’s Public Relations & Marketing Department also claimed both Best of Show awards in the Broadcast/Electronic Publication category and in the Print/Photography/All Other Category.  These are the highest honors awarded in the competition. Gadsden State members of the Alabama Community College Public Relations Association Public Relations Association include Kay Smith-Foster, Kathy Brown, and David Hartley.

Gadsden State President Raymond Staats said Kay Smith-Foster provides outstanding leadership in the public relations efforts at Gadsden State.  “Kay is recognized by her peers around the state for her competence and dedication to her profession,” Staats said. “This record number of awards is evidence of the professionalism exhibited.  The entire Gadsden State community congratulates her and our public relations staff for their excellent work.”

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