PBSC wins regional NCMPR awards for communications
Palm Beach State College has won three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II for promotional and marketing pieces designed by members of the College Relations and Marketing graphic design team.
The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
The College received a first-place gold Medallion Award in the Notes/Cards/Invitations category for an invitation created for the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration themed “Are We So Different?” The piece was designed by Candy Lall Dass, senior graphic designer, and printed in-house by the College print shop. Lall Dass, a PBSC alumna who also holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, has worked at the College for more than 16 years, starting as an intern in the College Relations and Marketing Office.
A second-place silver Medallion Award was received in the Poster category. The “What will you be when you grow up?” poster was designed by Kari W. McCormick, visual communications manager, to hang in high schools to promote various environmental career paths starting with PBSC’s Environmental Science Technology program. McCormick’s original photography, “Environmental Science – GIS map,” also won the College a second-place award in the original photography (unaltered) category. McCormick, also a PBSC graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
The awards were presented during the NCMPR District II Conference held in Pensacola Beach Oct. 23-25. It’s the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.