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The Communications and Marketing Commission (CMC) is open to all AFC members and is geared specifically to those in public relations, marketing, graphic and/or web design, development, and communications positions.


  • We provide an opportunity for communication and marketing professionals at each institution to network and share ideas through quarterly roundtable meetings and professional development.
  • Responsible for the LeRoy Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards. This event is held every two years and celebrates the achievements of our alumni in the categories of Against All Odds, Hometown Hero, Rising Star, and Lifetime Achievement.
  • The commission's annual fundraising event is the Awards of Excellence. The competition involves all 28 Florida colleges in the categories of print design, web design, marketing, public relations story pitches, commercials, photography, and more.
  • We provide leadership opportunities by becoming a member of the board in the positions of Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, and Communications Officer.

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  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. LeRoy Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Bylaws
  6. Meeting Minutes
  7. Awards and Recognition


AFC Communications and Marketing Commission: Moving Forward

Thank you for visiting AFC’s Communications and Marketing Commission webpage. Check back soon for a greeting from the 2022 AFC’s Communications and Marketing Commission Chair. 


Chair: Rachel Cote, College of Central Florida, [email protected], 352-854-2322 ext 1373
Chair-Elect: Vacant
Immediate Past President: Jennifer R. Young, Florida SouthWestern State College, [email protected], 239-489-9101 x.11101


Saddle up for a conference like no other

The Back to the Roots Communications & PR Conference will be filled with southern charm and hospitality, front porch exhibitors, a barbecue cookout, and a feeling of nostalgia in the Horse Capital of the World®. This event is brought to you by the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and the Association of Florida Colleges.

You’re invited to hear from leading experts in public relations and communications in this statewide, one-day conference on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus.

This annual professional development seminar is for beginners and experts in the field who want to gain expertise, network with communications professionals from across the state, and explore new ideas and strategies.

Registration includes breakfast and a barbecue lunch.

View the Conference Program Here

View Conference Agenda Here

For group registration or any other inquiries, contact Rachel Cote at [email protected] For individual registration, fill out the form below.

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Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Communications and Marketing Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Bylaws (Updated 11/2014)


May 27, 2021, Business Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2020, Business Meeting Minutes 

November 8, 2018, Business Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2018, Business Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2017, CMC Board Positions

November 17, 2017, CMC Marketing Excellence Notes

November 1, 2017 (Meeting Minutes)

November 12, 2014 (Agenda | Minutes)

November 14, 2013 (Business Meeting Minutes)

Convention 2012 (Notes | Minutes)


2021 CMC Award of Excellence Winner List

2021 LeRoy Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards

2020 CMC Awards of Excellence Winner List

2019 CMC Awards of Excellence Winner List

2019 CMC Awards of Excellence Winner Presentation

2018 CMC Awards of Excellence

2017 CMC Awards of Excellence

2016 CMC Awards of Excellence

2015 CMC Awards of Excellence

2014 CMC Awards of Excellence

2013 CMC Awards of Excellence

LeRoy Collins Recipients Program