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Date: March 12, 2004 (04-30)

Montgomery College Publications Earn National Honors
College Earns Four Awards from National Council for
Marketing & Public Relations  

            Montgomery College earned national honors this week for four of its marketing and public relations projects, as the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations presented the College with three gold “Paragon” awards and one silver award at NCMPR’s annual conference, held this year in Baltimore.

            The College’s three gold awards were in the categories of: “Best Magazine,” for its alumni magazine, Insights; “Best Newsletter,” for its tabloid-sized publication, Montgomery College Today; and “Best Feature/General News Story,” for a press release and article concerning the discontinuation of the college’s longstanding football program. The College earned a silver award in the “Print Ad Series” category for a grouping of ads promoting the various ways prospective students could register for classes. Each of the projects was produced by Montgomery College’s Office of Communications, which is part of the Institutional Advancement unit.

    The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and PR professionals at community, technical and junior colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,550 members from more than 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and Bahamas. This year, the organization’s annual Paragon Awards competition attracted approximately 1,640 total entries in 40 categories.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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