Olympic College’s Communications Department Wins Top Honors from District VII of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
October, 2010 – Olympic College’s communications specialists have been honored with two silver medallion awards and one bronze award for their work in publication concept, design and writing by District VII of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for the 2010 year.
The annual NCMPR Medallion Awards recognizes outstanding publications, advertising, and promotional campaigns created by college relations professionals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory. The district includes more than 70 community and technical colleges and university colleges (Canada). The awards were presented during the District VII conference in Bend, Oregon on Oct. 21.
The Olympic College Communications Department won silver medallion awards for the “Mission, Vision, Values” annual report and for the “Ready, Set, Join Us” Olympic College Foundation Community Luncheon invitation. A college invitation to the grand opening of the new Humanities and Student Services building received a bronze medallion.
The winning design and writing projects were created by Olympic College Communications Department staff Joanie Pearson, creative design manager, and Jennifer Hayes, communications director.
“These publications celebrate the successes of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said David Mitchell, president of Olympic College. “This is terrific recognition for these achievements, for the Communications Department and for the college as a whole.”
In the 2010 competition, Olympic College’s Communications Department won for the first time in multiple categories and was recognized along with larger colleges in metropolitan areas, including Portland, Seattle, and Tacoma.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment. Every year, communications and marketing professionals from community and technical colleges in the Pacific Northwest and universities in Western Canada submit their top work in the annual district competition,” said Joan Hanten, executive director of the Olympic College Foundation and Institutional Advancement, who oversees the Communications Department. “This is a tribute to the hard work and talent of the Communications Department team to be recognized along with leading college designers and writers in the region.”
The Olympic College Communications Department won a gold medallion award in 2007 in the NCMPR regional competition for the “Moving On” High School concept, a targeted direct mail postcard and direct-response website.
NCMPR is the only organization of its kind, exclusively representing marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,550 members from nearly 650 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries.
Jennifer Hayes, Communications Director