Case study: Electrical fire closes TCC Metro Campus

July 2014 Event

The Night the Lights Went Out in Tulsa (Community College)

On the evening of June 17, 2013, Tulsa Community College’s Metro Campus was evacuated due to a fire in the electrical system that supplies power to its cluster of buildings. Summer classes were underway; smoke permeated its three buildings; the sprinkler system provided the added effect of water damage; and the resulting power outage impacted the college’s campus wide information technology system.

TCC immediately implemented its emergency operations plan and the communications team went into crisis management mode. In the hours, days and weeks that followed, TCC had to share accurate, timely information about the unfolding events with 4,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.

Join us Wednesday, July 16, as Nicole Burgin provides an inside look at the communications challenges TCC faced and how it managed the process successfully to a re-opening of the campus just five short weeks later. She’ll share lessons learned that she guarantees every communications professional can benefit from – regardless of the industry in which you work.

All About Nicole

Nicole Burgin became the media relations specialist for Tulsa Community College in September 2012 after a 19-year career in broadcast journalism. She handles all media inquires for the college and works with reporters from local and national media outlets to help tell TCC’s story. Nicole’s received a Grand Award from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association for news writing and received numerous awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press for her work as a journalist.

When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:30 AM  –  1:00 PM

Where: The Summit Club – Bank of America Center
Governor’s Suite – 30th Floor
15 W 6th Street
Parking ticket validated
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fees: Event Registration
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee)  $25.00
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee)  $35.00

RSVP by Monday, July 14 »

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