KCC wins marketing awards

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations has honored Kellogg Community College’s Public Information and Marketing Department with three Medallion Awards for its efforts to recruit students and promote the College during the 2014-15 academic year.

The awards were announced Nov. 5 during the NCMPR’s District Three awards dinner in Fort Wayne, Ind. KCC won bronze awards in the following categories:

  • Student Handbook
  • Outdoor Media
  • Social Media Campaign

Eric Greene, director of Public Information and Marketing at KCC, said the awards validate the department’s marketing expertise and abiding commitment to effective communication.

“Day in and day out, we work creatively and tirelessly to help KCC make meaningful connections with current students, prospective students and partners across the region,” Greene said. “We’re overjoyed to receive three Medallion Awards and sincerely grateful that our performance has once again been recognized by our peers in higher education.”

KCC’s PIM Department, which provides a variety of marketing, communications, graphic design and public relations services on behalf of the College, won four Medallion Awards in 2012, four in 2013 and six in 2014. The department also won two prestigious Paragon Awards – national honors bestowed by the NCMPR – in 2013.

Department employees include Kathy Jarvie, media design manager; Rachel Roelof, media design staff assistant; Simon Thalmann, digital marketer/writer; Kristen Stolz, secretary; and Eric Greene, director.

The NCMPR represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges across the United States and Canada. District Three of the NCMPR includes schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario. Gold, silver and bronze Medallion and Paragon honors are awarded annually in a variety of marketing and public relations categories.

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