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Ivy Tech's Bloomington campus wins awards at national conference

March 30, 2011

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus continues to win national awards for its marketing efforts. Ivy Tech-Bloomington was represented once again at the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations Professionals (NCMPR) annual conference on March 15, 2011, in Philadelphia, PA.

Out of 1850 entries and 277 community colleges nationwide, Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus won two national awards for 2010 marketing from NCMPR, which include:

Bronze for Best Poster in Division A- Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus

Bronze for Best Brochure/Flyer in Division A- Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus has earned 23 regional and national NCMPR awards over the last four years – 10 regional and 13 national – for marketing campaigns and communication designs. Last year the campus also brought home two national awards, which include Silver for Best Poster and Bronze for Best Foundation Annual Report.

“These national awards are a fantastic recognition for our marketing department and for the college. I am always amazed by the things we are able to produce in-house on the Bloomington campus,” Chancellor Whikehart said. “I would like to personally congratulate and thank our marketing department – Executive Director, Amanda Billings and Assistant Director, Sarah Alvarez – for the tremendous work that they do.”

NCMPR is a professional organization for individuals involved in marketing, communications, public relations and enrollment management at community, junior and technical colleges. NCMPR provides professional development opportunities, advocates on behalf of the profession and the institutions it serves, and recognizes professional excellence.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.