Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus marketing and communications department won three gold medals, six total, for its marketing efforts at the regional National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) professionals conference held October 22-24 in Green Bay, WI.

The department, Amanda J. Billings, executive director and Sarah DeWeese, director, won three gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals for various marketing projects and initiatives ranging from communications success story to logo design.

In the past six years the region’s marketing department alone has earned 46 awards from NCMPR, of the more than 100 that Ivy Tech has earned statewide. Of the 46 awards, Ivy Tech-Bloomington earned 17 national medals and 29 regional medals.

Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s 2014 regional conference awards are as follows:

  • Brochure (1151 Days of Arts, Ivy Tech Waldron) – Gold
  • Logo Design (Chancellor’s Service Scholars) – Gold
  • Successful Recruitment or Marketing Campaign (Center for Lifelong Learning “I’ve Always Wanted to Learn ____.”) – Gold
  • Print Advertisement Series (Ivy Tech Waldron) – Silver
  • Communications Success Story (student Jessica Troxel, Coca-Cola Scholar) – Bronze
  • Special Event Promotion (O’Bannon Institute Workshops) – Bronze

NCMPR is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of college communications staff in public relations, public information, marketing, enrollment management, community relations and development. It is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. NCMPR has more than 1,550 members from more than 650 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.