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Waubonsee Receives 15 National, Regional Marketing Awards

Waubonsee Community College recently received 15 awards in two national and one regional educational marketing competitions. 

Waubonsee received eight awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition, which is sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. Waubonsee won two Gold Educational Advertising Awards for the college’s fall 2012 class schedule and 2011 Report to the Community; two Silver Educational Advertising Awards for the college’s 2012-2013 catalog and online marketing campaign; a Bronze Educational Advertising Award for the college’s women’s basketball brochure; and three awards of merit for the college’s “Fast Facts” outdoor advertising campaign, Plano Campus direct mail piece and “Learning First!” student publication.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest awards competition of its kind in the country. This year, nearly 3,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. A national panel judged the awards. 

The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) awarded Waubonsee a Silver Paragon award for its “Learning First!” student publication series and a Bronze Paragon award for its online marketing and advertising at the organization’s national conference in Chicago March 10-13. This year, more than 80 judges from around the country reviewed nearly 1,700 entries in this annual competition that recognizes excellence in communications among two-year colleges. NCMPR has 1,500 members from more than 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.

At the same conference, Waubonsee also received five District Three Medallion Awards for the college’s marketing. NCMPR District Three awarded Waubonsee a Gold Medallion for the college’s 2011 Report to the Community, a Silver Medallion for the college’s “Learning First!” student publication, a Bronze Medallion for campus environment feature photograph, a Bronze Medallion for the college’s 2011 women’s soccer brochure and a Bronze Medallion for the college’s fall 2012 noncredit course schedule. NCMPR’s District Three includes two-year colleges from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario.