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Plano Community Forum, CCCCD Win Video Award

Plano Community Forum, CCCCD Win Video Award

May 19, 2004 - The 2004 Videographer Awards competition presented an award of distinction for outstanding educational television to Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) and the Plano Community Forum for a public service announcement produced for Plano's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration.

Representatives from both the college and Plano Community Forum were delighted at the news. "I think the award is excellent and reflects upon the quality of communication coming from the college," said Earl Simpkins with the Plano Community Forum and chairman of the MLK Celebration Committee. "I also think our partnership has been very good for the community and the city of Plano as we continue to pursue Dr. King's vision."

According to Cary Israel, president of CCCCD, the award is particularly significant because it honors Dr. King's memory as well as the dedication of Plano volunteers who plan the annual celebration. "Dr. King's message is timeless, and we must all work to promote progress. Collin County Community College is flattered to be a part of this award-winning program, and we are very proud of the work that Vernon Hadnot put into the video." Hadnot, a television programming and production associate at the college, produced the video public service (PSA) announcement.

The Videographer Awards is an international competition judged by industry professionals to honor talented individuals in the video production field. Entrants include independent producers, advertising and public relations firms and universities. This award puts this PSA in the same league as Florida State, Miami and Syracuse Universities. This year's competition received more than 2,134 entries from the United States and abroad.

"Winning this award is very exciting," said Hadnot, "It is a great honor to be able to represent the college internationally. I would like to thank President Cary Israel and the board members for giving me the opportunity to do my best work, and the MLK and Plano Community Forum for helping to put the event together."

For more information, contact Vernon Hadnot at 972-881-5818.