Penguin Chats podcast wins Spotlight Award

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Regional accolade recognizes premier communication tactic

Clark College Foundation won a prestigious Spotlight Award for a podcast from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Oregon chapter on Wednesday, November 6.

PRSA Oregon’s Spotlight Awards recognizes premier communication campaigns and tactics in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The award is a benchmark for best practices in communications around the country. Clark College Foundation was one of nearly two dozen honorees during a ceremony at the Exchange Ballroom in Portland, Ore.

“Farewell to Clark’s 13th President” is part of Penguin Chats, a Clark College Foundation podcast production. It exemplifies former Clark College President Bob Knight’s compassion for students by detailing the trajectory of one young man’s life who faced a dismal future until he met Knight. The intended outcomes of the podcast were to promote goodwill, generate positive emotional comments, and affect people’s opinions about Clark College and by extension Clark College Foundation, while increasing the opportunities for audience exposure to Clark College Foundation’s $35 million Promising Pathways campaign.

Penguin Chats is in its second season after having launched in 2018. Other topics covered this season include the teaching and cooking styles of two of Clark’s chefs; local educators exploring equity, inclusion and curriculums of humor in early childhood education; Clark’s guided pathways approach to education; and the search process for Clark’s 14th president.

Listen to the podcasts here or on Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn or Spotify.

 

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