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NextGen Under 30 Organization Recognizes CASC’s Shannen McCroskey with Statewide Award Featured

Written by  Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:06
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Carl Albert State College’s Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Shannen McCroskey, has recently been named one of Oklahoma’s 2019 NextGen Under 30 Award Recipients.


The NextGen Under 30 Leadership and Award Recognition Program was founded in 2010 and has received more than 7,000 nominations since its inception. The mission of NextGen Under 30 is to identify and honor young adult ‘over-achievers’ in Oklahoma and encourage them to keep their talents and abilities within the state.


Shannen McCroskey, a Poteau native, was awarded in the Adult & Higher Education category, making her one of four individuals representing the community college system among 2019 award recipients.

In her role with CASC, Shannen is responsible for the institution’s branding, marketing, advertising, external communications, public relations efforts, photography, and copywriting, while serving as the top communications consultant to the President and Development Foundation.


The NextGen Under 30 organization recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who are known to push the boundaries of leadership and professionalism beyond their years. Recipients are selected from a host of selection criteria focused on professional achievement and contribution within their respective communities.


The pool of award recipients is generated by nominations and candidacy application. In 2019 approximately 300 individuals were selected from more than 1,000 qualified applicants.


“Shannen McCroskey is a successful leader in higher education,” said Dr. Jay Falkner, CASC President, “and community outreach due to her prolific work ethic and passion for people.”


Shannen attended a luncheon and keynote address from Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell at the Oklahoma State Capitol and will be honored at the NextGen Under 30 Awards Ceremony in Norman on Nov. 15.



David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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