AACC Digital Annual Report Earns Top National Award
Friday, March 25, 2016
Posted by: Megan Mann
The Gold Paragon Award Shows Top Design and Ease of Use
Anne Arundel Community College won a national Gold Paragon award for design of its Electronic College Annual Report in the 2015 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations competition. The annual competition drew 1,773 entries in 53 categories from 236 colleges.
The Electronic College Annual Report was collaboration between the college’s Public Relations and Marketing Creative Services and Media and Web Services teams. The award was presented at NCMPR’s national convention in March in St. Louis, Mo.
This was the first electronic annual report the college has created. A digital report allows viewers to see videotaped footage of the campus, students, faculty and staff at AACC while illustrating statistics about the college. Having a digital version of the annual report also saves the college the cost of printing and mailing a paper version and increases distribution to interested parties.
To see the digital report, visit http://www.aacc.edu/newsroom/ and click on the photo of AACC President Dr. Dawn Lindsay in the upper right hand corner.
NCMPR annually presents gold, silver and bronze Paragon Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in communication at community and technical colleges. The organization supports the professional development of community college communicators, serving more than 1,700 members from more than 550 colleges across the United States and Canada
Anne Arundel Community College won a national Gold Paragon award for design of its Electronic College Annual Report in the 2015 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations competition. Pictured with the award are, from left, Allison Baumbusch-Ernst, assistant director of creative services; Ben Pierce, graphic designer who is holding the award; Tim McGowan, media and web services specialist; and Daniel Baum, executive director of public relations and marketing. The annual competition drew 1,773 entries in 53 categories from 236 colleges. To see the digital annual report, visit http://www.aacc.edu/newsroom.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 50,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
Laurie Farrell, assistant director, public relations and marketing
Susan Gross, public relations specialist