MONROE, Mich. – Earlier this month, Monroe County Community College's Office of Marketing and Communications won six District 3 Medallion Awards for outstanding achievement in community college marketing communications at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 3 and 5 Conference in St. Louis, Mo., including three Gold awards.

The Gold awards were for Television/Video Paid Advertisement (Single), Television/Video Paid Advertisement (Series) and Print Advertisement. These ads are all part of the college’s new “Every Passion has a Pathway” Campaign.

All of the award-winning entries were for executions featuring MCCC students

Joe Verkennes
Joe Verkennes poses with the college's Medallion Awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 3 and 5 Conference in St. Louis, Mo. earlier in October.

NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,500 members from nearly 550 colleges across the U.S. and Canada.

The Gold Medallion awards mean that MCCC’s 1-minute video/TV spot, series of 30-second TV spots and print ad for its current campaign were judged to be the best in the Great Lakes region of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario.

The college also won Silver for Video Shorts, Bronze for Interior Display and Bronze for Brochure for The Foundation’s at MCCC’s Annual Appeal direct mail piece.

MCCC's Office of Marketing Communications team includes Joe Verkennes, director of marketing and communications; Doug Richter, graphic designer; Michelle Gayiner, communications specialist; Beth Waldvogel, coordinator of web services, and Janel Boss, assistant to the director of marketing and communications.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at 

Marketing & Communications

Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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