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PBSC wins regional and state marketing awards

Palm Beach State College has won four awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. District II of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations gave PBSC two first-place Gold Medallion Awards for work created by members of the College Relations and Marketing department. In addition, CRM staff have been recognized with two Awards of Excellence from the Communications and Marketing Commission of the Association of Florida Colleges.

The annual regional NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Here are the PBSC winners:

A video about the College’s Environmental Science Technology Associate in Science degree program earned the Gold Medallion in the College Promotional Brand Video category. Beautifully filmed in outdoor settings and enhanced with creative motion graphics, the video connects Florida’s current environmental needs and trends with the specific knowledge and skills the students learn in the program. The video was produced by Karina Silva Santisteban, media technology coordinator, Pedro Monsalve, motion graphics animator, and Caroline Sheikhnia, multimedia specialist.

A feature article, written by CRM specialist Joyce Edelstein, won the Gold Medallion in the Excellence in Writing category.  The article, titled “From supermarket to super engines: One graduate’s journey,” tells the story of a student graduating from PBSC’s Engineering Technology A.S. degree program, who went from a job at Publix to a career position working on turbine engines for aerospace.

The awards, judged by industry professionals, were presented during the District II Conference held in Asheville, N.C., Oct. 21-23.  NCMPR is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Visit to learn more.

These same two entries were also honored at the AFC 70th Annual Meeting and Conference, held in Palm Harbor Nov. 6-8. The video won the first-place Award of Excellence in the Video/Digital Promotion category, tying with Gulf Coast State College, and the article won second place in the Article in a College-Produced Publication category.


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  1. Congratulations to Dr. Miles, the technology team, and students who participated in the program as well as the video.

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