at the national conference in Las Vegas.
Among those awards, Jamie McNinch, WNC’s director of Information and Marketing, was selected as Communicator of the Year for District 6. The college also received gold Medallion awards for its class schedule and the Foundation Scholarship Celebration program, and a silver Medallion award for its newsletter E-Happenings.
“I’m honored to be recognized by NCMPR in this way,” McNinch said. “It takes an army, though, so these awards are truly a result of the work of my marketing team, in collaboration with many other people on campus. I’m delighted to share these awards with my colleagues.”
The NCMPR District 6 Medallion awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in District 6: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Territory of Guam. It’s the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.
One of the most prestigious awards presented to an NCMPR member, the Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a two-year college marketing, public relations or communications professional who has demonstrated leadership in the area of college communications and marketing. Emphasis is placed on accomplishments within the past year.
McNinch has been with WNC’s Information and Marketing Department since August 2009, serving as the publication and project manager for seven years before being named the director of Information and Marketing in October 2016.