Two UH community colleges win national marketing awards

University of Hawaiʻi
Susan Lee, (808) 956-5852
Dir of Mktg Communications, Vice President for Community Colleges
Posted: May 7, 2010

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges have received three Paragon awards for communications excellence by community and technical colleges from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).
Windward Community College (WCC) received two honors – a top Gold award for a postcard series, and a second-place Silver award for computer-generated illustration.  Marketing Coordinator Bonnie Beatson and Graphic Designer Peter Owen accepted the awards for WCC.
Leeward Community College (LCC) won a second-place Silver award in the student handbook category. Marketing Director Kathleen Cabral and Graphic Designer Tomi Ponciano led the team effort for LCC.
“We’re very pleased and proud that the excellent work of our marketing and graphic professionals has again been recognized nationally,” said John Morton, vice president for community colleges. “For two University of Hawaiʻi community colleges to place so high, in competition with so many other two-year institutions, is a real testament to the talent we have.”
The Paragon Awards are given in 44 categories including Academic Catalog, Banners and Outdoor Media, Class Schedule, College Promotional Video, Feature Writing, Media Success Story, Online Newsletter, and Original Photography. It is the only national competition that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges.
Entries were judged by nearly 80 professionals representing firms in marketing, public relations, advertising, graphic design and other fields. The awards were presented at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations annual conference March 16th in Albuquerque, NM. NCMPR is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges.