Colorado Mountain College brings home Medallion communication awards
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado Mountain College recently received four Medallion awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. Within the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations’ six-state District 4 region, the college’s advancement team — composed of the marketing, public information and foundation departments — won four Medallion awards:
• Gold: “Because of You: The Story of Colorado Mountain College” 50th history book (print: specialty publication)
• Silver: CMC’s “Impact” annual review 2016-17: 50th anniversary edition (annual report)
• Silver: Colorado Mountain College website (digital/electronic media: website)
• Silver: “College Is for Me!” (communications success story or community relations campaign)
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The commemorative history book “Because of You” and the “Impact” annual review were specifically created to celebrate Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary in 2017. CMC’s website, http://www.coloradomtn.edu, offers a comprehensive look at the college’s 11 campuses and locations; its certificates, degrees and noncredit classes; and its onsite and online courses.
“College is for Me!” is a campaign that places the college president, mascot Swoop and staff into regional elementary and middle schools to encourage fifth-grade students to begin thinking about their college futures — and to finish high school.
The college’s main website is overseen by Frank Martin, web content editor, and the other winning entries were created by a team of contributors, including Doug Stewart, Debra Crawford, Jeanne Golay, Lisa Miller, Phil Dunn, Carrie Click, Jesse Taylor, Mike Wadyko and Donna Gray.
National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is a professional development organization serving communications professionals at two-year colleges. Colorado Mountain College competes in the organization’s District 4, which includes Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.