Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: April 1, 2010

For more information contact, Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247

Southwest's Communications and Marketing Department Wins NCMPR National and Regional Awards

The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) announced Southwest's Communications and Marketing Department as the winner of a Silver Paragon Award in the College Video Program category for the "Southwest Now"- February 2009 TV Show during its national awards ceremony on March 16 in Albuquerque, NM.

NCMPR Executive Director Becky Olson indicated this year more than 75 judges from across the country reviewed over 1,700 entries in this annual competition that recognizes excellence in communications exclusively among two-year colleges.

The Communications and Marketing Department also won silver and bronze in several categories at the 2009 NCMPR District 2 Medallion Awards last fall. The NCMPR District 2 Medallion Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges and is the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

Southwest achieved the following 2009 NCMPR Medallion awards:

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The Communications and Marketing Department collaborates with the Multimedia Services and Digital Productions Department at Southwest to produce the "Southwest Now" TV show on site. The Multimedia Services and Digital Productions Department provides technical expertise, creative resources, and production facilities.