Medallion Awards 2020

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ (EICC) Marketing team recently received eight Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), which were presented during the 2020 District 5 Medallion Awards virtual ceremony.

The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of NCMPR’s seven districts. The regional competition is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. The college is part of District 5 and was up against strong competition from community and technical colleges from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, the Canadian province of Manitoba, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

EICC received awards in the following categories:

Newsletter – Gold

The college’s quarterly THE Community’s College Magazine received top honors in this category. The magazine is mailed out to more than 45,000 homes within the district.

TCC Magazine Cover

Microsite – Gold

In addition to the print edition of THE Community’s College Magazine, the marketing team produces an online version,

Video Long-Form – Gold

To help students understand what to expect when returning to classes this fall, EICC shared this video through email and other digital platforms.

Excellence in Writing – Gold

Watch Me Fly – Making an Impact through Music

This article tells the story of how one Scott Community College student overcame tremendous person challenges to make a new life for herself.

Original Photography – Silver

Photo of former welding student Miguel Salcedo and his family.

Photo of former welding student Miguel Salcedo and his family.

Read how EICC training program helped lift his family up.

Novelty Advertisement – Silver

There’s no place like EICC t-shirts.

No Place Like Home - EICC Dog Tshirt

Radio Advertisement – Bronze

Wild Card – Bronze

When graduation went virtual, the college mailed out these grad caps to congratulate students and bring the spirit of commencement to their mailboxes.

NCMPR is an organization that represents the marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges across the nation. Their mission is to provide professional development opportunities, advocate on behalf of the profession and the institutions it serves and recognize professional excellence.

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