Dr. Martha Petry Parham ’91 is the senior vice president for public relations for the American Association of Community Colleges. Parham leads the marketing, publications, media and public relations areas, and oversees AACC’s 21st Century Center.

Prior to joining AACC, Parham was the director of public affairs for the Coast Community College District in California, the ninth-largest community college district in the state.

Parham has been the recipient of several awards, including the All Pro Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Community College Public Relations Organization. Prior to joining the staff at the Coast Community College District, she spent her time at Disneyland as an Imagineer, where she served in an administrative capacity tracking graphics and lighting design projects for Tarzan’s Treehouse, New Tomorrowland and the Disney Gallery. She earned a degree in English from Longwood.

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