GGC's Tammy Wyatt receives Distinguished Service Award

Tammy Wyatt, GGC’s assistant director of Web communications, recently received the Georgia Education Advancement Council’s (GEAC) 2010 Award for Distinguished Service in Communications at the organization’s annual meeting at St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.

Tammy Wyatt, GGC’s assistant director of Web communications, recently received the Georgia Education Advancement Council’s (GEAC) 2010 Award for Distinguished Service in Communications at the organization’s annual meeting at St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.

“I am delighted that one of our own has been recognized by this elite organization for her work on behalf of the college,” said GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman. “Tammy is an invaluable member of our Public Affairs team. Her vision and leadership are instrumental to GGC’s Web strategy, which is the primary communications vehicle for any institution of higher learning.”

Gordon Harrison, vice president for Advancement, said of Wyatt in his letter of nomination, “Tammy is a perfect blend of communications brain and technical brain. She is empathetic, kind, a great manager and a strategic thinker. She tells the GGC story with exceptional skill and style.”

When Wyatt came to GGC in 2007 as its Web author, the college’s Web site had only 17 pages. Under her leadership, the site has grown to more than 1,500 pages, including interactive modules. Now managing six employees, Wyatt also oversees the college’s social media strategy, which includes an active presence in numerous outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

GEAC is a statewide organization of public relations, fundraising and external affairs leaders from public institutions, the Technical College System of Georgia, and several private colleges and universities. Award honorees have demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to the field of higher education public relations, have earned the respect of their colleagues, and have made significant and specific public relations contributions that yielded positive results for their office, their institution and their field.

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