COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Marketing & Communications team at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region was honored Monday night with a Medallion Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. The award was accepted by Marcia Worland, executive director of Marketing & Public Relations for Ivy Tech Kokomo Region, during the annual conference of NCMPR’s District 3, meeting this year in Columbus.
The Ivy Tech team, including Worland and Cory Beals, publications specialist, was honored for promotional work done to support the college’s first “All Jacked Up” Ivy Tech Car Clinic in October 2012. Through posters, news releases, radio spots, web postings and other media, the team created positive buzz for the special event that allowed students in Ivy Tech’s automotive technology program to provide much-needed service to the local community.
The NCMPR District 3 Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in the region that includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario.
“This is great recognition of Ivy Tech’s outreach to the communities we serve,” said Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Chancellor Steve Daily. “The public relations support is crucial to reaching community members and bringing them to campus to take advantage of opportunities like the car clinic.”
The “All Jacked Up” car clinic, presented for its second year in October 2013, focuses on improving participants’ skills in auto maintenance and driving safety. With the support of auto-related area businesses, the clinic provides information on basic skills that every driver should master and is particularly useful to teens who are just starting to drive.
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 1,550 members from more than 650 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries.