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Five NCMPR Medallion Awards Presented to Marketing & Communications

Posted November 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulates its Marketing & Communications Team on being awarded five (5) Medallion Awards this year from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). These awards were presented recently at NCMPR District 1’s annual conference in Syracuse, New York.

The team took home awards in the following categories: Original Photography – Unmanipulated (gold), Social Media Campaign (gold), Quick-Turn Video (silver), E-Card (silver), and Website (bronze).

“Being recognized for excellence in creative abilities in the industry is quite humbling, but none of this would be possible without a solid, talented team surrounded by the strength of the college community,” stated Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications. “Penn Highlands provides an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, one where all can thrive.”

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

Raymond Weible, Jr., Director of Marketing & Communications, 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.

Andrew Podolak, Strategic Communications Coordinator, serves as an integral member of the team, playing a role across all initiatives. His focus includes writing, social media, campaign planning, analytics, and more. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Pittsburgh.

Troy Bugosh, Visual Communication & Marketing Manager, focuses heavily on photography, graphic design, video production, brand integration, and more for the College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Since 2015, the Marketing & Communications team at Penn Highlands Community College has won a total of thirty-one (31) NCMPR Medallion and Paragon Awards, which recognizes excellence in marketing, design, and public relations at two-year schools.

Marketing & Communications Team. Left to right: Andrew Podolak, Raymond Weible, Jr., and Troy Bugosh.


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.

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.