Awards Presented to NCC Marketing Department

The Marketing Department of Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) has been recognized with top honors at the District 5 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) Conference. The conference, which took place from October 4-6 in St. Louis, Missouri, celebrated the outstanding achievements of community college marketing professionals across the nation.

NCC’s team displayed their capabilities by securing six awards in diverse categories, reflecting their commitment and skill in marketing and communications. The awards include:

  • Gold for Magazine – The Connection; Spring 2023
  • Gold for Excellence in Writing: Short Form – “A Discovery of Mammoth Proportions”; The Connection, Fall 2022
  • Silver for Note/Card/Invitations – Building H Open House
  • Gold for Postcard – Search Piece Campaign
  • Bronze for Academic Catalog or Class Schedule
  • Bronze for Video Shorts: Series – Website videos

This year’s NCMPR Medallion Awards competition was intensely competitive, featuring over 240 entries across 47 categories, with only 115 entries receiving gold, silver, or bronze awards. Entries were evaluated based on design, copy, and overall effectiveness, showcasing the best in community college marketing.

Kristin Kollbaum, Director of Marketing & Communications at NCC, expressed her happiness in the team’s achievement: “These awards are a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication. It’s an honor to be recognized among such talented professionals. We strive to tell the NCC story in a way that resonates with our community, and these awards affirm that we are achieving that goal.”

NCMPR, an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), plays a vital role in supporting the professional development of marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. District 5, of which NCC is a part, encompasses colleges from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Members of the Marketing Department include: Kristin Kollbaum, Director of Marketing & Communications, Marcus, IA and Lori Richards, Creative Services Coordinator, Sheldon, IA.