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Marketing & Communications Team Honored With National Award

Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:41 am

The Marketing and Communications team at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College recently earned national recognition for its efforts in marketing through video production.

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) awarded Penn Highlands Community College a silver Paragon Award in the Video Shorts category, which included promotional or marketing videos less than two minutes in duration. Penn Highlands received this coveted, national honor among two-year colleges at NCMPR’s annual awards event recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The video short that received this honor highlighted the story of Sadie Carney, a Penn Highlands graduate and aspiring doctor. Click here to see her journey and watch the award-winning video.

“To be recognized nationally for the work we do in promoting Penn Highlands is a tremendous honor,” stated Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications at Penn Highlands Community College. “This award, along with those we earned at the regional level, shows the commitment and effort put forth on a daily basis to highlight the college as a premier institution in western Pennsylvania.”

The department has earned eight regional awards since 2015. This is its first national award.

The Paragon Awards presented by NCMPR recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. This national competition is the only one of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

Marketing & Communications at Penn Highlands Community College consists of three team members: Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications; Sean McCool, Creative Services and Marketing Specialist; and Andrew Podolak, Marketing and Communications Assistant.

Penn Highlands collaborated with Wade James of Adliv Collective during the production of the video that garnered this achievement. Adliv Collective provides professional photography and videography services in Johnstown, PA.

NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. They are one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, representing more than 1,550 members from over 650 colleges across the United States, Canada, and other countries. The organization consists of seven (7) districts, with Penn Highlands being a member of District 1.

About NCMPR
The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is a professional organization for individuals involved in marketing, communications, public relations and enrollment management at community, junior, and technical colleges. NCMPR provides professional development opportunities, advocates on behalf of the profession and the institutions it serves, and recognizes professional excellence. For more information, visit www.ncmpr.org.