STCC names new coordinator of media relations
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College has appointed experienced journalist and marketing professional James T. Danko, of Holyoke, to the position of Coordinator of Media Relations.
Prior to joining STCC, Danko worked at the Holyoke-based digital marketing firm Big Voodoo Interactive since 2009. As lead writer, he created and edited content for websites and produced press releases. He previously worked as Page 1 editor at The Republican in Springfield and as a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton.
In his new role, Danko will serve as a liaison to media outlets for communications and information. He will help identify stories on campus and respond to media inquiries and interview requests. In addition, he will monitor and post to social media.
“STCC has a great reputation as an institution that provides a diverse group of people in our community with an affordable way to transform their lives,” Danko said. “As someone who worked in newspapers for years, I know how to recognize a good story. There are so many engaging stories at STCC involving the students, faculty and programs. I’m proud to have the opportunity to put my experience to work for the college so these stories can be told.”
STCC has a great reputation as an institution that provides a diverse group of people in our community with an affordable way to transform their lives.James Danko, Coordinator of Media Relations at STCC
Danko earned a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Florida. He lives in Holyoke with his wife, Anna-Maria Goossens, and their two daughters.
Danko will work in STCC’s Marketing and Communications Department with Joan E. Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Kerry Ferrero, Coordinator of Design and Production Services.
“Jim’s experience in journalism and in digital marketing makes him a valuable asset to our team,” Thomas said. “He can identify good stories and knows how to present them to the media. We’re happy to have him on board.”
About Springfield Technical Community College www.stcc.edu:
Founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and is a major resource for the economic vitality of western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 8,500 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
Media Contact: Jim Danko, Coordinator of Media Relations, (413) 755-4812, email@example.com