West Hills College takes top honors in statewide college marketing, duo honored

From West Hills College
Amy Seed, WHC Marketing
Amy Seed, WHC Marketing

West Hills College won first place for two projects entered in a statewide college marketing contest. Competing against all 112 colleges in California, West Hills took first place for its West Hills Magazine and for best press release. Another entry won a third place award for best online newsletter. In addition, the district's marketing director was given a lifetime achievement award by the Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO).

College public relations and marketing professionals gathered in Santa Cruz for the annual event. Tom Wixon and Amy Seed represented the district. Seed, WHCCD marketing assistant, won top honors for her press release about a student who gave birth during staff emergency training at West Hills College Lemoore; the story was picked up by media all over the state, including the Los Angeles Times.

Wixon accepted the award for the magazine, which was a team effort, and the C6 Newsletter, a publication that reports on educational reforms developed by a 13-college consortium, led by West Hills College. The magazine portrays college life and sheds light on programs and opportunities and features student success stories. A second issue of the magazine has just been published.

The All-Pro Award is given annually to a CCPRO member for a record of achievement in a marketing and communications career that spans years. Wixon has 40 years in the business including 15 years in the community college marketing field.

Read more at westhillscollege.com, where you'll find links to the magazines and newsletters.


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