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Green River College receives regional recognition for excellence in marketing and communications

By College Relations, November 19, 2020

Green River College's College Relations team recently received top honors from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) - District 7 Medallion Awards competition. This annual competition is exclusive to, and judged by, marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

Green River faced strong competition as Distrit 7 is comprised of colleges in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory. In total, GRC placed in nine categories, taking home six Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, and two Bronze Medals.

"GRC really knocked it out of the park this year," Philip Denman, senior director, College Relations said. "The College Relations team works hard throughout the year, to be recognized by our peers as leaders in our district is a huge honor. I couldn't be more proud of our team and the work they produce."

The Medallion Awards were presented by NCMPR in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 28, which is available to watch on Facebook: NCMPR District 7 Awards Presentation.

The list of awards follows by category:

PRINT | Annual Report - GOLD

GRC wins gold for annual report

GRC wins gold for annual report

  • Project: 2019 Annual Report to the Community
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Campus partners: GRC Foundation; Megan Evans, development specialist; Institutional Effectiveness; Fia Eliasson-Creek, Director of Institutional Effectiveness; Adam Brown, outreach and recruitment specialist (cover photo)

PRINT | Brocuhure (single or series) - GOLD

GRC wins gold for CCA brochure

GRC wins gold for CCA brochure

  • Project: Campus Corner Apartments marketing brochure
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Lisa Guajardo, graphic designer
  • Photography: Jasmine Bush, creative services intern
  • Campus partners: Philip Hernandez, CCA director of housing and residence life; Lansing Bryan, international digital marketing manager

PRINT | Book or Specialty Publication - GOLD

GRC wins gold for Foundation calendnar

GRC wins gold for Foundation calendnar

  • Project: GRC Foundation Calendar
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Photography:Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Campus and community partners: GRC Foundation; Patsy Cadwell, development specialist; Lindsey Shumway, Horizon Elementary; Monica Tolas, Interurban Center for the Arts; James McCauig; Jeanette Dorner, Mid Sound Fisheries; Monica Paulson Priebe, faculty, Natural Resources; Benjamin Lealofi, Program Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Sam Krahn, faculty, Music; Dan Sorensen, faculty, Automotive Technology; James McCuaig, faculty, Manufacturing Technology

PRINT | Flyer (single or series) - GOLD

GRC wins gold for greenriver.edu/support flyer

GRC wins gold for greenriver.edu/support flyeer

  • Project: GRC Student Support & Services flyer
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Campus and community partners: Benefits Hub, GRC Foundation, Counseling Services, King County Metro, Workforce Education, Gator Pantry, Campus Safety, Violence Prevention Center, Tutoring & Resource Centers

DIGITAL/ELECTRONIC MEDIA | Microsite - BRONZE

GRC wins bronze for commencement microsite

  • Project: GRC Virtual Commencement
  • Web site manager: Joseph Becker, web and digital communications specialist; Scott Zinn, director of marketing and digital content
  • Social media manager: Joseph Becker, web and digital communications specialist; Scott Zinn, director of marketing and digital content
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer; Julie Spiers, senior graphic designer; Peter Gudmunson, video producer

SOCIAL MEDIA | Social Media Channel - BRONZE

GRC wins bronze for social media

  • Project: GRC institutional accounts on FacebookInstagram and Twitter
  • Social media manager: Joseph Becker, web and digital communications specialist; Scott Zinn, director of marketing and digital content
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer; Julie Spiers, senior graphic designer; Peter Gudmunson, video producer

PHOTOGRAPHY/ILLUSTRATION | Original Photography (manipulated) - SILVER

GRC wins silver in original photography (manipulated)

  • Project: GRC Foundation Calendar
  • Design team: Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Photography: Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer

ADVERTISING | Interior Signage/Displays (single or series) - GOLD

GRC wins gold for signage and display

GRC wins gold for signage and display

  • Project: Green River College food court take over at the Outlet Collection
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer
  • Campus and Community Partners: Brian Pitt, program development manager, Continuing & Community Education; David Larsen, dean, Enrollment Services; Diana Holz, faculty, Early Childhood Education; Fia Eliasson-Creek, director, Institutional Effectiveness; George Comello, faculty, Aviation; Jaime Sterio, director, Recruitment & Outreach; Katie Dailey, BAS program manager, Aeronautical Science
    Leslie Kessler, faculty, Early Childhood Education; Samantha Fernald, BAS Program Coordinator, Court Reporting and Captioning; Sidney Weldele-Wallace, dean, Trades + Business & Law 

CAMPAIGNS | Special Event or Fundraising - GOLD

GRC wins gold for special event (commencement)

GRC wins gold for special event (commencement)

  • Project: GRC Virtual Commencement
  • Web site manager: Joseph Becker, web and digital communications specialist; Scott Zinn, director of marketing and digital content
  • Social media manager: Joseph Becker, web and digital communications specialist; Scott Zinn, director of marketing and digital content
  • Design team: Michelle Fujimoto, director of creative services; Jason Ahlquist, graphic designer; Julie Spiers, senior graphic designer; Peter Gudmunson, video producer
  • Campus Partners: Commencment Committee: Amanda Clifford, Dan Fergueson, dani crivello-chang, David Larsen, Deb Casey, Jackie Easley, Jamie Hatleberg, Jenny Wheeler, Leslie Kessler, Philip Denman, Rolita Ezeonu, Sarah Postel; Enrique Farias, media technician, Media Center; Chris Carlson, stage technician, Conference Services; Sal Salaguinto, stage technician, Conference Services; Ashley Brintzenhofe, event coordinator, Conference Services; Patty Sherman, events coordinator, Conference Services

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