PGCC Wins Five Gold Medallions for Excellence in Communication

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Article by: Mona M. Rock, rockmm@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md. —Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) won five Gold Medallions of Excellence at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 awards dinner, Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. PGCC’s Office of Marketing and Creative Services garnered the most awards than any institution. In addition, the college won four Silver Medallions of Achievement, and four Bronze Medallions of Merit. 

“One of Prince George’s Community College’s strategic goals is to emphasize and promote its role as an agent of change internally and within the region,” said Deidra Hill, director of marketing and creative services. “To be recognized for our efforts by a national organization and our peers is phenomenal and a strong validation of the commitment and dedication of the institution’s employees,” she added. 

The NCMPR Gold Medallion of Excellence was presented to PGCC in the following categories—Marketing Campaign (Transforming Lives), Print Advertisement Series (Transforming Lives), Video PSA Advertisement, College Viewbook, and Booklet (Fall 2012 Scholarship Booklet). 

 The Silver Medallions of Achievement were presented to the college in the Annual Report, Radio PSA Advertisement, Logo Design (TeamBuilders Academy at Prince George’s Community College), and Poster (Student Success Series) categories.  

Bronze Medallions of Merit were given for the college’s Communications Success Story (Academy of Health Science at Prince George’s Community College), Postcard, Nifty and Thrifty (Envision Success card set), and Wild Card (Upward Bound Career Day collateral) entries. 

Maryland community colleges as a whole took home 43 awards, with PGCC leading the way. The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations is a professional organization for individuals involved in marketing, communications, public relations and enrollment management at community, junior and technical colleges. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m. 

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