Last week, Monroe County Community College's Office of Marketing and Communications won one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze Medallion Awards for outstanding achievement in community college marketing communications from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

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 United States and Canada.

Director of Marketing and Communications Joe Verkennes and Communications Coordinator Michelle Gaynier accepted the awards Wednesday evening at the Medallions ceremony, a component of the NCMPR District 3 Conference, which ran from Sept. 28-30 in Chicago.

The college competed for its District 3 awards with community colleges of all sizes throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Below is a list of the winning projects:

GOLD: Lifelong Leaning/Continuing Education Catalog

SILVER: Welcome/Admissions Packet

SILVER: "Women in Welding" Social Media Post

BRONZE: "Tech Update," Official E-Newsletter of the Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology Division

BRONZE: Welcome Brochure for Admitted Students

BRONZE: "Women in Welding" Video -- Single

BRONZE: "Women in Welding" Video -- Series

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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 in 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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