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October 31, 2006
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


Clark College’s Communications and Marketing Department earns honors from National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District VII 

VANCOUVER, WA -- For their work in design, publications, photography, and media relations, Clark College communications specialists have been honored by District VII of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).  In the district’s 2006 competition, Clark College won three gold medallions, three silver medallions, and two bronze medallions.

The NCMPR Medallion Awards competition recognizes outstanding publications, advertising, and promotional campaigns created by college relations professionals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory. The district includes more than 70 community and technical colleges and university colleges (Canada).  The awards were presented during the District VII annual conference in Troutdale, Oregon on October 26. 

The Clark College Communications and Marketing Department received gold medallion awards for the college’s 2005 annual report, presentation folder, and 2005 holiday card.  Silver medallions were presented to the college’s newsletters for corporate education and continuing education, photography from the college’s 2006 GED graduation ceremony, and the poster for the 2006 PHOENIX, the student art and literary publication of Clark College.  In addition, the college received bronze medallions for its overall media relations work in support of arts and culture at the college and for a poster for the 2006 Clark College Women’s Conference.  

The “Report to the Community 2005” was a joint project between Clark College and the Clark College Foundation.  The corporate training and continuing newsletters were created by the Communications and Marketing department and the Workforce Development and Continuing Education department.  The projects reflected work done by staffers including graphic designer Wei Zhuang, photographer Ian Beckett and Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Barbara Kerr with support from Barbara Miller, Communications and Campaign Manager for the Clark College Foundation, and the college staff who contributed to the creation of the materials.

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Barbara Kerr said, “There were 168 entries this year in the regional NCMPR competition.  It’s always wonderful when your work is acknowledged by your peers.  I’m especially proud that this work represents the breadth of the college -- arts and culture; our GED graduation; Workforce Development and Continuing Education; Phoenix, which is a student project; the Clark College Women's Conference and projects that represent the college as a whole.”  

Clark College Interim President Bob Knight added,All of these projects were created to assist or celebrate our students, faculty and events at Clark College, as well as our role in the community.   This is a terrific accomplishment – for our Communications and Marketing department and for the college as a whole.”


Learn more about the Clark College award-winning projects.

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