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Marketing & Communications Team Earns Four Regional Awards

Posted December 4, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would like to congratulate its Marketing & Communications Team on being awarded four (4) NCMPR Medallion Awards this year from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The department received these awards at NCMPR District 1’s annual conference recently held in Providence, Rhode Island.

The team took home awards in the following categories: Website (gold), Video Shorts (silver), Television/Video Advertisement (silver), and Social Media or Online Marketing Campaign (bronze).

“These medallions show the commitment and effort put forth on a daily basis to highlight Penn Highlands as a premier institution in western Pennsylvania,” stated Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing & Communications.

The Penn Highlands website was recognized for its creative design and strong navigation. The College was also commended for their recent branding campaign, titled “Discover You”, in each of the other award categories.

“Being recognized in this manner is a tremendous honor for the entire team,” Weible said.

The members of Marketing & Communications that participated in these initiatives consist of the following:

  • Raymond Weible, Jr. is the Director of Marketing & Communications, and he 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 is the Creative Services & Marketing Specialist and focuses heavily on photography, graphic/web design, video production, brand integration, and more for the College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Emerging Technology and Multimedia from Slippery Rock University.
  • Andrew Podolak is the Marketing & Communications Assistant and serves as an integral member of the team, playing a role across all initiatives. His focus includes writing, social media, campaign planning, and more. 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. Also, the College teamed up with Prime Design Solutions, of Johnstown, in the initial development and support of their website.

Since 2015, Marketing & Communications has won a total of seventeen (17) NCMPR Medallion and Paragon Awards, which recognizes excellence in the marketing, design, and public relations field at two-year schools.