Staff Contact:

Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations



PR Office Receives Marketing Awards

The Danville Community College Public Relations Office has won several state and regional awards. The staff is shown with the awards from the District II National Council Marketing and Public Relations, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. The staff includes (left to right): Styphenia Reliford, Administrative and Office Specialist III; Andrea  Burney, Director of Public Relations; Lori Bidgood, Graphic Designer; and Johnny Willis, former student intern/worker.

DANVILLE, VA, November 2, 2011 – Danville Community College garnered eight awards, including one gold (first place), five silver (second place), and two bronze (third place) awards in the 2011 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District II Medallion Awards competition held recently in Atlanta, GA. The annual awards were presented for outstanding achievement in marketing communications and honor the work of community college marketing and public relations professionals in the region.

“These awards recognize the professionalism and dedication of our staff in producing quality print and electronic communications in telling the DCC story,? said DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey.

District II is comprised of community and technical colleges in 11 states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, along with the Bahamas and Bermuda. The district boasts some of the nation’s largest community and technical colleges including Miami Dade Community College in Florida, Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina and Northern Virginia Community College.

This year the district received a record number of award entries, with 426 received in more than 40 categories. DCC accepted awards in the following NCMPR categories:

DCC Transfer Day = GOLD
Feature Story/News Release/Op-Ed
“Are You Smarter Than a Seventh Grader?? = SILVER
“DCC Students Travel Abroad? = BRONZE
Video Advertisement - Single
DCC’s Commercial - “Still The Place To Be? = SILVER
Print Advertisement - Single
Celebrate Your Future = SILVER
Print Advertisement - Series
“Be The Change? = SILVER
Original Photography
Lord of the Rings – DCC Baseball = SILVER
College Promotional Video
DCC – An Overview = BRONZE

In addition to the NCMPR district awards, the DCC Public Relations Office also took honors at the annual Virginia Community College Association’s (VCCA) Excellence in Communications awards held recently in Williamsburg. The VCCA is representative of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. DCC was recognized with second and third place awards in the “Broadcast Promotion? category for its 30 second TV commercial and for the DCC Overview, an eight-minute recruiting video project. In addition, DCC won a third place award in the “Writing? category.

The DCC Public Relations Office includes Andrea Burney, Director of Public Relations; Lori Bidgood, Graphic Designer; and Styphenia Reliford, Administrative and Office Specialist III. In addition, Johnny Willis, a 2011 DCC Marketing program graduate, was a student worker and intern in the office during the 2010-2011 academic year. Willis has since accepted a position with Twinings in Greensboro, NC.


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