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Communications and marketing staff earns nine NCMPR Medallion Awards

Yuma, AZ (October 22, 2019) – Arizona Western College staff members were recently recognized with nine National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Medallion Awards.

Employees earned three gold, four silver, and two bronze Medallion Awards, which are given for outstanding achievement in design and communication at two-year community and technical colleges in each of NCMPR’s seven districts. AWC competes in District 6, which consists of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Territory of Guam. The regional competition is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals.

In addition to receiving awards, AWC Creative Director Leah McKeogh and Social Media/Strategic Content Specialist Sarah Herman also presented a session on the college’s successful What’s Your Why Campaign during the NCMPR District 6 Conference last month.

This year’s award-winning projects will be resubmitted at the national level and considered for NCMPR’s Paragon Awards to be announced at their national conference in March.

Awards, categories, project names, and contributing staff members are listed below:

GOLD – Successful Recruitment or Marketing Program – What’s Your Why Campaign

                Mandy Heil, Director of Communications and Marketing

                Leah McKeogh, Creative Director

                Sarah Herman, Social Media/Strategic Content Specialist

                Craig Fry, Campus Photographer

                Travis Mitchell, Television Producer

                Brandon Smith, Web Developer               

GOLD – Interior Displays – Welcome Center

                Mandy Heil, Director of Communications and Marketing

                Leah McKeogh, Creative Director

                Michael Rose, Lead Graphic Designer

                Gabriela Reyna, Graphic Designer

GOLD – Social Media Marketing Campaign – Commencement Campaign

                Sarah Herman, Social Media/Strategic Content Specialist

                Gabriela Reyna, Graphic Designer

                Television Services Team

SILVER – Communication Success Story or Community Relations Campaign – Endangered Species Mural

                Lorraine Stofft, Vice President of Advancement

SILVER – Microsite – What’s Your Why Website

                Brandon Smith, Web Developer

                Leah McKeogh, Creative Director

                Sarah Herman, Social Media/Strategic Content Specialist

                Damien Bates, Webmaster

SILVER – Brochure – LGBTQ+ Resource Center brochure

                Leah McKeogh, Creative Director

SILVER – Wild Card – First Generation Commencement Stole

                AWC Commencement Committee  

BRONZE – Original Photography (unmanipulated) – ”Celebration” a photo from 2019 commencement

                Alejandro Lastra, Campus Photographer

BRONZE – Computer-Generated Illustration – AWC Mascot “Andale” Illustration

                Gabriela Reyna, Graphic Designer

Contact:
Mandy Heil
Director of Communications and Marketing
Arizona Western College
Mandy.Heil@azwestern.edu
(928) 314-9594

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