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May 08, 2007

Gavilan College wins awards for website, Community Education catalog

GAVILAN COLLEGE, CA - Two Gavilan College efforts to inform the public about news, events, and college operations were recently honored by the California Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO). The awards, for the Community Education Catalog and college website, were presented at the annual conference of the statewide CCPRO organization.

The Fall 2006 Community Education Catalog earned First Place in the category of class schedules for small institutions. Class schedules were rated on the criteria of Attractiveness of Cover, Readability, Impact and clarity of marketing message, use and quality of photographs and graphics, logical placement and sequence of information, and Overall impact." The publication garnered 88.5 out of a possible 90 points. Judges indicated that the publication was "really clear and easy to read," and an "excellent community education piece." One gushed that it was "Fantastic! Bright graphics on cover caught my attention. Wish my community had something like this!"

The Gavilan College website: was honored with the Second Place Award for College Web Page. Web pages were judged on the criteria of Appearance, Organization, Comprehensive content, and Ease of Use. The web page was awarded 45 out of a possible 60 points. Judges comments included "I liked the Spotlight and Events feature" and "easy to maneuver --and looks clean." One judge suggested that a "portal" feature (which the college is currently developing) be added.

Anyone who has comments, questions, or suggestions about these or any other Gavilan College information pieces can contact Jan Bernstein Chargin at


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