BURLINGTON, Ia. – The marketing department at Northeast Community College has been recognized for excellence among two-year college communicators. The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) presented the college’s marketing team with two gold awards and one silver award during its annual District 5 conference recently.
The thirty-eight categories that make up the NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of the organization’s seven districts.
“Rewarding excellence among two-year college communicators is one of many ways NCMPR supports the professional development of its members,” said Juan Gutierrez, president of the national NCMPR board of directors. “All of the awards, in their own way, say "Job well done.”
The awards demonstrate the very best in design and communication at two-year and technical colleges within the association’s District 5, which comprises of the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, the Canadian province of Manitoba, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Northeast earned a gold award in the annual report category for the College’s 2019 Graduate Report; a gold award for interior signage/displays - single or series for artwork and graphics for the College’s Lifelong Learning Center’s conference center; and a silver for outdoor media – single or series for a wrap design on the College’s truck driving program’s three semi-tractor/trailers.
In awarding the gold in the annual report category, judges said Northeast should be very proud of the piece they called “beautiful.”
“From cover-to-cover, the content was well organized allowing readers to easily digest the information being communicated. The use of consistent and thoughtful design and color further promoted clarity and visual appeal for the readers.”
In presenting the gold for interior signage/displays, judges cited the artistic work in the display.
“It is a great way to brand the college, while providing what looks like beautiful pieces of artwork.”
“It is an honor to be recognized by NCMPR and our peers. There was exceptional work presented again this year by all community college’s represented in District 5,” said Crystal Hollmann, director of marketing at Northeast. “The Northeast marketing team strives to produce quality work that continues to elevate the Northeast brand, advance our creativity and strategies, and overall - communicate with the public what Northeast has to offer students. I am truly blessed with an amazing team with such talent. This recognition is well deserved.”
Northeast’s award-winning pieces will now be considered for NCMPR's prestigious Paragon Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges on the national level. It is the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.
NCMPR is the leading professional development association exclusively serving those working in communication at two-year community and technical colleges. The Northeast Community College Marketing Department serves as the clearinghouse for all marketing and promotional materials for the college. The team is made up of Jennifer Greve, executive director, Crystal Hollmann, director, Tara Schilling, marketing coordinator, and Brian Headlee, graphic designer.
A wrap on three semi-tractor/trailers in the Northeast Community College Truck Driving program earned a silver award for use of graphics from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) during its annual District 5 conference recently. The Northeast marketing team earned additional gold awards in the annual report and interior signage/displays - single or series categories. Northeast’s award-winning pieces will also be considered for NCMPR's prestigious Paragon Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges on the national level.