Calhoun's PR Department Receives Awards for Outstanding Marketing Initiatives


The Department of Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events at Calhoun Community College was recently recognized for its outstanding efforts by the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).

During NCMPR’s District 2 conference held October 21-24, 2012, Calhoun received four awards in the annual Medallion Awards competition.  According to Calhoun Public Affairs Director Janet Kincherlow-Martin, a past state representative for NCMPR, Calhoun picked up two first place Gold Awards, a second place Silver Award, and a third place Bronze award in the following categories:  Class Schedule -- Gold Award for the Summer/Fall 2011 schedule; Nifty and Thrifty -- Gold Award for the Calhoun Community Education Fall Class Schedule; Video Advertisements/PSA Single -- Silver Award for the “Adult Education” television spot, and Bronze Award for the “Calhoun Careers” television spot.

The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges.  As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR  has more than 1,500 members from nearly 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries.  District 2 is comprised of the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda.


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