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Nuffer, Smith, Tucker President Receives Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Bill Trumpfheller Acknowledged for Decades of Contributions to SDSU

Recognizing his success in public relations and contributions to San Diego State University, Bill Trumpfheller, president of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Inc., is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Service Monty Award from San Diego State University.

The Montys are a time-honored tradition at SDSU. The award is a symbol of achievement and success presented to distinguished alumni from each of SDSU’s seven academic colleges, SDSU Imperial Valley and the Library and Information Access. In addition, distinguished service awards are given to an exceptional alumni volunteer and an outstanding university employee. On April 11, Stephen L. Weber, president of SDSU, presented Trumpfheller with the Distinguished Alumni Service honor.

“Giving back to the community is an area that Bill has always been active in: twice acting as president of the SDSU Alumni Association in addition to serving on the boards of numerous other local nonprofit organizations,” said Jim Herrick, executive director of the SDSU Alumni Association. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, such as Bill, and thankful for what they’ve done to help SDSU become the great university it is today.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, Trumpfheller joined Nuffer, Smith, Tucker as an intern in 1987 and has led the firm to both national and regional acclaim by overseeing marketing communications activities for all of the agency’s clients.

Giving back to the community is a company pillar that Trumpfheller is passionate about. In addition to his current service to his alma mater on the Alumni Association board, he also serves on the boards of the Corporate Directors Forum, LEAD San Diego and The Campanile Foundation.

In his first term as president of SDSU Alumni Association, Trumpfheller — a 1987 SDSU graduate — was instrumental in developing a strategic plan for a proposed on-campus alumni facility that culminated during his second term with last year’s groundbreaking for the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

Since 1971, Montys have been awarded by the SDSU Alumni Association in recognition of those who have made significant contributions to the university and their communities. For a full list of winners, visit

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Inc. is a public relations firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm specializes in branding, strategic planning, marketing communication, social media, crisis communication, issues management, and graphic design for local, regional and national clients. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker call 619/296-0605 or visit

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