The College of Southern Maryland has received regional recognition for its marketing and public relations efforts by the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). Five medallion awards were presented to the colleges marketing and the community relations departments during NCMPRs district 1 regional conference, Nov. 4-6.
The medallion awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in community, junior and technical college media communications. NCMPR presents awards in 34 categories in recognition of the creativity and dedication of marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. This year NCMPR received more than 340 entries from District 1 members, including institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.
CSM received awards in the following categories:
A gold award in Electronic Media Presentation and a bronze award in CD-ROM/Video College Promo for the colleges Traditional Age Recruitment Video, with lead staff of Amy Brady; a silver award in Media Success Story for CSMs Robotics Challenge, with lead staff of Mary Lohnes and Valerie Nyce; a silver award in Marketing Campaign for the colleges traditional age promotional materials, with lead staff of Theresa Johnson and Brady; a silver award in the Wildcard category for the colleges Program Brochure series, with lead staff of Mark Volland.
The NCMPR awards are a testament to the creativity, strategic planning and design of our marketing materials and public relations efforts by the college's professional staff, who should be continuously applauded and recognized for their outstanding efforts and sense of professionalism, said Michelle Goodwin, vice president of CSMs division of advancement.
NCMPR is the only organization to represent community and technical college marketing and public relations professionals, with nearly 600 colleges and more than 1,