Two from TNCC Honored as VCCA Showcase Award Recipients

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Two Thomas Nelson Community College faculty/staff members have been named Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) Showcase Award recipients for 2009-2010. History Professor Eirlys Barker and Marcia Scrivener, an administrative assistant for TNCC’s Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, were acknowledged on Friday, October 1 during a VCCA convention at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center.

They were among Showcase Award honorees from 23 community colleges in Virginia. Barker received a VCCA Faculty Showcase Award and Scrivener, a Staff Showcase Award.

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TNCC’s Public Relations Office Garners 11 National/State Awards

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing, and Special Events won 11 state and national awards for its 2006-2007 multimedia promotional campaign bringing the department’s total awards to 26 in the last two years. The department submitted 28 entries for consideration to several professional organizations that rate public relations material in the higher education arena.

“Supporting the mission of Thomas Nelson Community College through creative and innovative multimedia material to effectively reach a broad audience is what truly drives our team,” said the College’s Public Relations Director Cecilia Ramirez. “We always strive to produce quality material because this is essential to strategically positioning TNCC and our brand in the College’s service area,” she added.

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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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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.

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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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