SCC receives 13 regional awards for marketing and communications

November 05, 2013

St. Charles Community College received 13 regional-level Medallion awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The SCC Office of Marketing and Communications took home four Gold Medallions, three Silver Medallions and six Bronze Medallions.

SCC earned Gold Medallions for the Contact Sheet in the Magazine category, the Printed Viewbook (published Fall 2012) in the Viewbook category, the 2011-12 Annual Report in the Annual Report category and the Inquiry Packet Folder in the Folder category. 

SCC won Silver Medallions for the Viewbook Video Teaser in the College Promotional Video category, 2012 Veterans Week in the Communication Success Story category and in the Website category. 

SCC took home Bronze Medallions for the Instagram #DailyPhoto Project in the Social Marketing category, the Cougar on Fire in the Computer-Generated Illustration category, the Run. Live. Learn You Only Live Once T-shirt in the Novelty Advertising category, RegFest in the Direct Mail Campaign category, the Nursing and Allied Health brochure in the Brochure/Flyer category and the 2013 Softball Media Guide in the Sports Brochure category. 

“There is a great deal of talent in District Five so it is gratifying to get this kind of positive feedback for the work of the team,” said Heather McDorman, vice president for marketing and communications. “We’re fortunate to have such top-level talent here at SCC. 

The awards were announced at the annual NCMPR District Five fall conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Some 36 colleges participated and more than 250 entries were submitted into this national competition.

McDorman attended and presented at the regional conference, along with Peggy Schreiner, SCC PR coordinator.  Other SCC Marketing and Communication team members are: Ben Munson, associate director/photographer; Nick Hogan, website coordinator; Kelly Paladin and Aimee Sagaser, graphic designers; Karen Decker, website specialist; Brynne Cramer, marketing specialist; and Vicki Seagraves, marketing assistant.

St. Charles Community College is part of NCMPR’s District Five. The district is made up of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, the Canadian province of Manitoba, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations represents marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges. NCMPR’s primary focus is supporting its member’s professional growth. A 15-member volunteer board of directors governs the organization. All of them are community college marketing professionals.

In addition to overseeing the college Welcome Center, SCC’s Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for advancing the college brand, including publications, graphic design, website, public relations, photography/videography and marketing.  

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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