Call for Student Stories

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The Office Public Relations is looking for unique student stories to use in publicity for the upcoming annual report.   If you know a student whose experience at TNCC has made a difference in their life, or know someone who represents the excellence of the College through high academic, community or leadership activities, please consider sharing that individual’s story.  By telling their unique narrative, you’ll never know who could be inspired to explore, excel and succeed.

Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events at TNCC Nets Slew of Awards for 2005-06

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing, and Special Events earned 15 state and national awards for its 2005-2006 multimedia promotional campaign.

“Supporting the mission of Thomas Nelson Community College by telling its story in as many creative ways as possible reaching out to as large an audience as possible is what truly drives our team. These dedicated individuals always strive to produce quality material essential to strategically positioning the College and our brand in the communities we serve,” said Cecilia Ramirez, Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events. “The administration, particularly Thomas Nelson President Charles A. Taylor and College Board, is extremely supportive of our efforts having set public relations and marketing among initiatives outlined in the College’s long range strategic plan,” she added. “We submitted 28 entries to several professional organizations with ties to higher education and we are extremely pleased to be acknowledged by our peers.”

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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. under the direction of Pat Taylor, Dean of Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies.

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VCCA Excellence in Communications Awards 2006

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This year’s VCCA Excellence in Communications Awards competition was fierce. The PR Commission received a total of 191 entries from 17 colleges and the VCCS.

The Public Relations and Marketing team at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland judged this year’s competition. The PR and Marketing group at AACC consists of nine team members – three writers, three graphic artists, an assistant director, a director and an administrative specialist. The team was chosen to judge the competition because of their knowledge of the challenges of marketing community colleges and the group’s diverse backgrounds in public relations, marketing, writing, photography and graphic design.

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