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PCC Captures 1st, 2nd Best Sports Media Guides At CCPRO

PCC Captures 1st, 2nd Best Sports Media Guides At CCPRO image

Pasadena City College continued its impressive run of awards for best sports media guides at the Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) 2011 Conference held in Universal City April 14-15. PCC won both first and second place among the three awards in the category in recognition of the state's top entries.

The Lancers 2010 football media guide was selected as the gold medal winner with the 2010-2011 women's basketball guide chosen for the silver prize. In the last four years in the state competition, PCC has won seven out of a possible 12 awards for top sports guide. This is the third time in four years that the college took home two awards in the category.

The sports media guides are a collaborative effort, written and edited by Robert Lewis, in charge of PCC sports information, with graphics performed by Jesus Ruiz, publications artist. Action photos were produced by Richard Quinton, part-time sports information photographer. Other shots provided by Richshell Allen, digital media technician.

The guides are printed on campus by the college's Office Services, supervised by Eladio Fernandez.

"We take great detail in updating content and trying to put out a product than can serve as a souvenir program as well as a media guide," Lewis said. "We like to use our history and integrate records, accomplishments, and team/individual accolades with current biographical data on the student-athletes as well as coaches. Printed guides are still a very useful tool in that they can be used for recruiting by coaches even after the sports season is done. I take great pride that our guides continue to be recognized as quality work at the state level."

Lewis is a member of the Public Relations Office, an area that has produced several state and national awards in a variety of media categories. The sports information area reports to Juan Gutierrez, Director, Public Relations.

[Photo--This is the cover of the first place selection for best sports media guide, PCC's 2010 Football Media Guide.]

Release Date: 04/19/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu