SVCC Wins PR Recognition

Southside Virginia Community College’s Public Relations office recently received recognition in the 2014 Virginia Community College’s Association Excellence in Communications awards competition. 

Entrants represented the 23 community colleges in the state of Virginia and were evaluated against other entries in the same group and category by a panel of marketing and advertising professionals. Judging was based on overall creativity of the piece, marketing execution, effectiveness and impact of message. The winners were announced at the 2014 VCCA Conference held October 2-4, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. 

Christie Hales(Left) and Jamie Jones (Right) are the PR team at SVCC.  Jones received two First Place VCCA awards for Newsletter (the college Student Services newsletter) and for New Media/Social Media for an event announced and marketed through Facebook.  Hales and Jones were also recognized with a First Place Award for Publication-External for a booklet dedicated to Dr. John Cavan’s legacy upon his retirement from SVCC.