From West Hills College
Students gather at the West Hills College Lemoore Student Union Help Desk.
Students gather at the West Hills College Lemoore Student Union Help Desk.

The National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) has singled out West Hills Community College District for its marketing work during the past year with nine regional marketing awards and one national award.

The 2018 NCMPR National Conference honored the WHCCD in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 18 to March 20.

“West Hills stood was acknowledged for producing quality marketing collateral that stands head-to-head with some of the largest districts and colleges in the nation,” said Amber Myrick, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Information for the West Hills Community College District. “It is truly an honor to represent the West Hills marketing department, and I am proud to lead such a resourceful, innovative team.”

At the national, Paragon awards dinner, WHCCD earned its first-ever national award: a bronze NCMPR Paragon award for Government Relations or Community Relations Campaign. The honor was for the department’s work around the expansion of the North District Center in Firebaugh.

WHCCD marketing was also recognized with nine regional awards as part of the NCMPR Medallion awards, which draws from entries submitted by colleges in five western states—California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii.

The regional awards included four first-place awards, four second-place awards, and one third-place honor. West Hills earned first-place gold medallions for its radio advertisements, outdoor media, a communication success story, and a special event or fundraising campaign. Silver, second place awards were won for best invitation, social media marketing campaign, and for best magazine in recognition of West Hills Magazine.

WHCCD earned the bronze, third place award for best television/video advertisement.