Colorado Mountain College (CMC) was recently recognized by regional chapters of both the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The college’s annual progress report from last year, the 2012-13 First Choice Review, earned a gold award from CASE and silver award from NCMPR. The First Choice Review is a publication that serves as an annual report for the CMC Foundation as a way to inform the community, students and donors about achievements of the college, faculty and students.
Doug Stewart, CMC director of marketing and communications, worked to help produce the winning report and said it’s exciting to win regional awards for this type of publication.
“The college has won several national awards through the years,” he said. “We shoot for that level of excellence, on par with other institutions in the country, two year and four year.”
NCMPR also awarded the CMC marketing team a gold award for efforts in electronic media and social marketing, and honored the college’s public information office with the silver award in feature writing, for a press release highlighting the college’s national Top 20 ranking by CNNMoney and College Measures.
“For me, working on this opportunity to gather up great successes of the past year and put them together in one place is great,” Stewart said. “It’s a showcase for our community. Something might happen in Breckenridge that people in Glenwood didn’t hear about.”
CASE is an international organization that serves to advance educational professionals in the fields of communications, public relations, marketing, alumni relations and development. NCMPR is a national organization that supports the professional growth of marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.
“The CASE award for the annual report is especially gratifying,” Stewart said. “We compete against schools of all sizes, two and four year in the region, so some big schools like CU and CSU.”
This year is only the second time recently the school has published an annual report in this way, Stewart said.
“Some highlights that come out of this are students who start here realize the potential they have — we had a student end up earning a PhD in microbiology when she didn’t even think could go to college,” he said.
To learn more about Colorado Mountain College, go to www.coloradomtn.edu.