Quick Takes - November 2017
- Patricia Benavides-Dominguez, Dean of Student Outreach and Enrollment Services, was appointed by the City of Corpus Christi to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA). Dr. Rito Silva, Vice President for Student Affairs, noted during the November Board of Regents regular meeting that Benavides-Dominguez will serve as a wonderful advocate for the College’s students, employees and the general community who depend on public transportation. The CCRTA Board of Directors consists of 11 members who are charged with providing quality accessible and affordable transportation to the residents of Nueces and San Patricio Counties. The CCRTA Service Area covers 841 square miles. The CCRTA, also known as the ‘B,’ provides fixed route service, tourist, commuter, public event, and van/car pool services. Additionally, the CCRTA offers Paratransit Bus Service called B-Line, which provides shared-ride public transportation for people whose disabilities prevent them from using fixed route bus services. Congratulations on your appointment with the CCRTA!
- One of the most prestigious awards presented to a National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) member, the Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a two-year college marketing, public relations or communications professional who has demonstrated leadership in the area of college communications and marketing. Melinda Eddleman, Associate Director of Media Relations in the College Relations Office, was named as NCMPR District 4’s Communicator of the Year during their October conference in Dallas. The award is presented annually in each of NCMPR's seven districts, and district winners are then considered for the national award. Spanning a near 20-year career at Del Mar College, her job responsibilities have expanded and so has her team. Eddleman and team members are responsible for everything from creating national news and feature stories to producing social media, website and mobile app content. Eddleman was singled out for 2017 Communicator of the Year award at the district level for utilizing her skill and marketing knowledge to the highest levels.
- While attending the NCMPR District 4 conference, Eddleman also picked up seven Medallion Awards that the College Relations Office won during the annual competition. College Relations won four Silver Medallion Awards for Class Schedule (Continuing Education Schedule), Student Handbook (2017-2018 Del Mar College Advising Guide), Brochure (#VikingProud Brochure/Selfie Banner) and Social Media or Online Marketing Campaign (Del Mar College Viking Landing) and three Bronze Medallion Awards for Radio Advertisement (Del Mar College Industrial Trades), Television/Video Advertisement (Del Mar College Industrial Trades) and Excellence in Writing (The Virus Hunters). Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in District 4, and the competition is the only regional one of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges.
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