College Relations Office

College Relations Office

Fall 2018 graduates doing the Viking Clap at commencement

Welcome to College Relations

We're here to share the good news about Del Mar College with our campus community––including students, faculty and staff––and the public. Effective, relevant communication is our stock in trade.

The CRO mission

Our mission is to enhance the College image and maximize institutional advancement so the communities the College serves understand and support the institutional values and educational opportunities that DMC provides.

What we do

CRO is responsible for producing just about anything related to DMC that reaches the public's eyes and ears, such as publications, news releases, videos, social media posts and website announcements.

More specifically, we use a research-based approach to manage the College's brand identity and strategic marketing efforts. We strive to foster good public relations and promote the College through print, electronic and visual assets production, advertising, promotional activities and special events.

Further, CRO develops and maintains positive relationships with community constituents, opinion leaders and elected officials. We serve as the official liaison between the institution and the media, and we play a major role in College website management and crisis communications.

CRO Staff

The CRO staff is composed of professional communicators with expertise in writing, graphic design, marketing, social media and other areas. We have teams who specialize in publications and media relations, along with DMC-TV personnel, who specialize in video production.

Claudia Jackson
Executive Director of Strategic Communication and Government Relations
AA, Tarrant County Junior College
BJ, University of Texas
MAIS, Corpus Christi State University

Jimmy "Jay" Knioum, Jr.
Associate Director
BS, Texas A&M University

Melinda Eddleman
Associate Director of Media Relations
BS, Texas A&M University
MBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Carlos Garanzuay
College Relations Coordinator
AA, Del Mar College
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
MA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Cheryl Stephens
Administrative Assistant
BBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Media Relations

Rosa Linda Reynoso
Staff Writer / Editor
AAS, Del Mar College
AA, Del Mar College
BBA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Michael Bratten
Communications Specialist
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Jason Houlihan
Social and Video Media Specialist/Staff Writer
BSA, Hardin-Simmons University

Print and Web Communications

Ralph Goonan
Publications and Web Marketing Communications Specialist
BA, Texas A&I University

Monica Cruz
Online Print and Communications Specialist
BJ, University of Texas

DMC-TV

Gerard Munoz
Media Production Manager, Del Mar TV
AA, Del Mar College

Robert Perez, Jr.
Media Production Coordinator, Del Mar TV
AA, Del Mar College
BA, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Roland Luis
Broadcast Technician, Del Mar TV
BA, University of Houston

College Relations Office
Harvin Center, Room 230
Del Mar College East Campus
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897

Page last updated April 4, 2018.

Contact Information

College Relations Office
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
colrel@delmar.edu
(361) 698-1247
fax: (361) 698-1956