OUR MISSION


Communications and Marketing are dedicated to promoting the image, brand, and reputation of the community colleges that make up the Connecticut State Community College Shoreline-West Region by positively influencing perceptions of our institutional capabilities, resources, programs and culture. We support the CSCC mission by providing timely, relevant and honest information to all internal and external audiences. We work closely with local, state and national media to promote our college communities as a region, and as individual campuses. We keep the public and our internal communities informed about the quality and diversity on our campuses, the relevance of our programming to workforce needs, and the college’s commitment to create a culture of assessment focused on students.

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Through the practice of shared services, we develop news, feature stories, advertising and communications on college events, registration initiatives, programs and workforce initiatives, student achievements, and faculty expertise to the print, social media and broadcast media outlets. We do this through paid advertising, social media, press releases, print publications, personal pitches to reporters, press conferences (when appropriate) and postings on the college website. We oversee the college’s website, and provide design and printing for Annual Reports, Fact Sheets, Registration Guides, Commencement Invitation and Program, specialty publications, informational collaterals and announcements on campus messaging (posters & monitors).

We are committed to utilizing our collective experience, judgment and expertise to provide the most effective and creative marketing, communications and public relations services to our campuses and our region, and we take seriously our responsibility to provide objective strategic counsel based on sound principles of marketing and communications. We honor and value the expertise of each member of the Communications and Marketing team across the region, and recognize that our success as a team reflects our individual and collective efforts.

We are committed to being open, honest and responsive to requests from the public and the media.  Whenever possible, and in the absence of a compelling reason for confidentiality. Information about Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, and Norwalk Community College is made available to the public.

WHAT WE DO


Branding
Communication Audits
Strategy and positioning
Program name generation
Graphic Design
Marketing
Advertising campaigns
Online ad campaigns
Email marketing
SEO
Public Affairs
Feature stories
Press releases
Newsletters
Production
Digital Printing & Mailing
Video Creation
Photography

THE MARKETING AND COMMINCATIONS TEAM


Evelyn Gard Evelyn Gard

Evelyn Gard

Regional Associate Dean, Marketing and Communications

Email:
Phone: 203-285-2127

Megan Cacioppo Megan Cacioppo

Megan Cacioppo

Marketing and Brand Coordinator

Email:
Phone: 203-332-5126

Mark Podlas Mark Podlas

Mark Podlas

Social Media Specialist

Email:
Phone:

Christina Scilia-Rivera Christina Scilia-Rivera

Christina Scilia-Rivera

Secretary II

Email:
Phone: 203-285-2062

Cindy Zaref Cindy Zaref

Cindy Zaref

Graphics Specialist

Email:
Phone: 203-857-6808

Mike Wasik Mike Wasik

Mike Wasik

Graphics Specialist

Email:
Phone: 203-332-5234

Jazzminda Acevedo Jazzminda Acevedo

Jazzminda Acevedo

Social Media Specialist

Email:
Phone: 203-285-5276

Amie Fanning Amie Fanning

Amie Fanning

Marketing & Communications Associate, Publication Services

Email:
Phone: 203-285-2228

Mari Walker Mari Walker

Mari Walker

Marketing and Communications Office Assistant

Email:
Phone: 203-285-2067

Richard Hubbard Richard Hubbard

Richard Hubbard

Webmaster

Email:
Phone: 203-332-5966

Iman Abdulrahman Iman Abdulrahman

Iman Abdulrahman

Webmaster

Email:
Phone: 203-285-2313

Kristian Correa Kristian Correa

Kristian Correa

Webmaster

Email:
Phone: 203-857-3395

Kevin Colle Kevin Colle

Kevin Colle

Publication Services Assistant

Email:
Phone:

Patricia McGill Patricia McGill

Patricia McGill

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Email:
Phone:

REQUEST SERVICES


Marketing/PR requests require a two week turn-around minimum. For quicker turn-arounds please contact the Marketing Office prior to filling out the form to guarantee expedited services.

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