CSM Earns 10 NCMPR Awards for Marketing, Public Relations

Staff members from the College of Southern Maryland's Advancement Division were awarded by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 for various marketing and public relations efforts over the past year. Front from left are Karen Smith Hupp

The College of Southern Maryland was recognized for its marketing and public relations efforts at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 conference held in Newport, Rhode Island, in early November.

The college received two gold, six silver and two bronze awards.

“The CSM marketing and community relations teams never cease to amaze me. They are a group of extremely talented professionals who see integrated marketing as their mission and brand management as an everyday goal; they get it,” said Michelle Goodwin, CSM vice president of advancement and executive director of the CSM Foundation. “Congratulations to all of them, they work really hard every day developing the CSM image that goes beyond expectations.”

Gold awards were given for the my.csmd portal redesign in the Electronic Media Microsite category to Cindy Breck and Kristen Titsworth and for a feature/news story on the Legacy Gift by the Gottfrieds to the “Make An Impact” campaign in the Media/Public Relations category to Karen Smith Hupp and Trish Christofaro.

Silver awards went to the Fall 2016 Class Schedule in the Publications category to Katherine Reyes and Amanda Lozano; “Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move” in the Poster category to Carol Wade; websites for the CSM Foundation (http://foundation.csmd.edu/) and the college (www.csmd.edu) in the Electronic Media Website category to Titsworth, Breck and VisionPoint Marketing; the “Pokemon Go” Fall Campaign in the Miscellaneous Wild Card category to Titsworth, Lozano and Rich Vega; and the Hawk Talk in the Electronic Media Electronic Publication category to Vega and Lozano.

Bronze awards were earned by Brenda Jones and Reyes for Connections in the Publications Magazine category, and by Larisa Pfeiffer, Val Nyce, Christofaro and Smith Hupp for CSMLove in the Social Media Campaign category.

NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents 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 more than 650 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries. NCMPR's District 1 represents community college communicators within Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, and United Kingdom. For information on NCMPR, visit https://www.ncmpr.org/home.

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