WCC PR Piece Is Award Finalist

WCC PR Piece Is Award Finalist

Wayne Community College’s Office of Communications is in the running for a National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) award.

A presidential challenge coin designed by Graphic Design and Print Specialist Jax Ochs Adams is up for a gold, silver, or bronze NCMPR Paragon award in the Novelty category. It will be competing with pieces from Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Community Colleges of Spokane.

This is the fifth time in six years that Wayne Community College creative products have been Paragon Award finalists.

The college has brought home eight awards: golds in the Original Photography-Unmanipulated Category, Interior Signage/Display – Single or Series Category, and Video Shorts Category; silvers in the Outdoor Media: Single or Series Category, Specialty Publication Category, Flyer-Single or Series Category, and Advertising: Print Ad-Single Category; and a bronze in the Advertising: – Interior Signage/Display Category.

The Paragon Awards recognize excellence in design and communication among community and technical colleges. This year 232 colleges across the country submitted more than 1,700 entries in 52 categories.

WCC is one of six North Carolina schools from among all of the community colleges in the United States and Canada that have finalist entries this year. Also in this round are Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Craven Community College, Durham Technical Community College, and Wake Technical Community College.

The awards will be presented in March at the NCMPR National Conference in Denver.

NCMPR is an organization for two-year college communicators that provides professional development opportunities, information on emerging marketing and PR trends, and connections to a network of more than 1,700 colleagues across the country. NCMPR is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges.

A challenge coin designed by Wayne Community College is a finalist for a national award.