South Puget Sound Community College recently won two Gold Paragon Awards at the national convention of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The 2015 national conference was held March 22-24 in Portland, Ore.
SPSCC, represented at the conference by Dean of College Relations Kellie Purce Braseth and Communications Consultant Aaron Managhan, earned Gold Paragon awards in two categories, placing those entries as the top submissions for community and technical colleges in the U.S. and Canada.
The college won for its redesigned print catalog, taking the gold in the Academic Catalog category, as well as for the marketing successes of the relaunched Artist & Lecture Series, which was honored with gold in the Communications Success Story category. The latter category focuses on media coverage and outreach of a college event, program crisis, news story or feature.
The NCMPR is the representative trade group for public relations and marketing professionals at community and technical colleges in the U.S. and Canada. The NCMPR’s Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges. It is the only competition of its kind that exclusively honors excellence among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. While at the district level, the awards are judged by other member colleges in other districts, the Paragon Awards are judged by marketing and public relations professionals in the private sector.