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Marketing & Communications Team honored with 4 Awards by National Council for Marketing & Public Relations

Posted November 1, 2017 at 11:36 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would like to congratulate its Marketing & Communications Team on being awarded four (4) NCMPR District 1 Medallion Awards this year from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). Since 2015, Marketing & Communications has won a total of eight (8) NCMPR Medallion Awards, which recognizes excellence in the marketing, design, and public relations field at two-year schools.

This year, the team took home top honors in three categories (gold medallions): College Promotional Brand Video, Television Advertisement (Single or Series), and Manipulated Photo. Additionally, the team earned an additional second place award (silver medallion) in College Promotional Brand Video.

In 2015 and 2016, Marketing & Communications took home silver medallion awards in Original Photography, Outdoor Media, Video Shorts, and Television Advertisement.

“This award is further evidence that the area is home to many talented professionals whose work is recognized both regionally and nationally,” stated Trish Corle, Penn Highlands’ Vice President of Student Services. “Penn Highlands is fortunate to have this team working to share the success of our students, faculty, and staff, and promoting the college.”

Marketing & Communications at Penn Highlands Community College consists of three members.

Raymond Weible, Jr. has led the team since 2007 as the Director of Marketing & Communications and has spearheaded a multitude of web, digital media, and overall brand initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications, both from West Virginia University.

Sean McCool has been a member of the team since 2012 as the Creative Services & Marketing Specialist and has a hold on photography, graphic/web design, and more for the College, playing an intricate role in the pieces that garnered these awards. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Emerging Technology and Multimedia from Slippery Rock University.

Andrew Podolak recently joined the team in July 2017 as the Marketing & Communications Assistant and is quickly becoming an integral part of the team. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Pittsburgh.

Penn Highlands collaborated with Wade James of Adliv Collective during the production of the video pieces that garnered these awards. 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.

Pennsylvania Highlands is a part of District 1, which includes schools from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, and United Kingdom.

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.

Marketing & Communications Team Photo

Marketing & Communications Team Photo (L to R): Sean McCool, Creative Services & Marketing Specialist; Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing & Communications; Andrew Podolak, Marketing & Communications Assistant