Teacher Feature: John McElwain

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By Jessica Pineda – Cougar News Contributor

Who is the one that spreads the word of College of the Canyons’ achievements? John McElwain, the Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Publications does exactly that. He is experienced in public relations, and enjoys using his knowledge and talents helping young people.

McElwain hasworked at College of the Canyons for a decade, helping students discover all the opportunities the college has to offer. He is in charge of all the brochures, fliers, publications, and advertising that the public sees. He directs his public relations and design teams.

He attended American University and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public relations. McElwain served in the United States Coast Guard as a representative for film and TV for nine years.  His service in the Coast Guard has shown him the joys of helping young people achieve their goals; he finds his job very rewarding.

McElwain has also edited a children’s book about the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly displays his memorabilia in his office.