Thomas Nelson Community College Shines at VCCA Excellence in Communications Competition

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The Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events at Thomas Nelson Community College excelled this year at the Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) Excellence in Communications Competition winning awards for several of its marketing and promotional materials. The College received the first place award in the billboards and signage category; second place for the E-Flagstaff, the College’s internal weekly electronic newsletter; and second place in the 3D objects category for its Spring into the Future seed packets distributed at the College’s spring open house.  The College also received an honorable mention for its SpaceTec brochure designed by Sherril Schmitz of Déjà vu Design, Inc.

This year’s Excellence in Communications Competition comprised 15 categories, with the top three entries in each category receiving awards. The VCCA received 191 submissions from 17 colleges and the VCCS.  The Public Relations and Marketing team at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland  was selected at this year’s judges because of their expertise in public relations, marketing, writing, photography, graphic design and knowledge of the challenges in marketing community colleges.