The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Recognized with 2023 Clarion Award for ‘Class of Clean’

Clarion Award
  • Class of Clean provides concise, step-by-step information and guidance to help keep college kids clean and healthy
  • Award Recognizes Best Public Relations One-Time Campaign

The American Cleaning Institute has been honored as a 2023 Clarion Award winner, presented by the Association for Women in Communications. From the Classroom to a Clean Room – ACI’s Class of Clean was recognized as Best Public Relations One-Time Campaign – Annual Budget of $10,000 or more.

“ACI’s Communications team has worked hard to create our Class of Clean toolkit and the resources it provides,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “The Class of Clean helps college students understand the important role cleaning plays when it comes to protecting themselves and their friends and equips them with the guidance they need to navigate cleaning and disinfecting now and in the future. ACI is proud to be recognized for these important efforts.”

ACI’s Class of Clean: The College Student’s Guide to Cleaning arms college students with an arsenal of highly visual and informative resources, addressing everything from the basics of cleaning and laundry to dividing cleaning responsibilities in shared living spaces.

The Association for Women in Communications Clarion Awards symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications. Clarion recipients represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.