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Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

NCMPR's prestigious Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. It's the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

NCMPR is pleased to showcase the top three winners in each of 50 Paragon Award categories for 2016.


Thanks to Our
Paragon Sponsor!

Interact Communications, the nation’s premier two-year college marketing agency, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2017. For two decades, Interact has focused exclusively on community and technical colleges, providing custom research, strategy and creative solutions for more than 150 colleges in 36 states.


Print Categories

Postcard (Single or Series)

Gold: Spartanburg Community College
Silver: Howard Community College
Bronze: El Camino College

Digital/Electronic Media

Electronic Academic Catalog, Class Schedule or Viewbook

Gold: Chattanooga State Community College
Silver: Hillsborough Community College
Bronze: College of Southern Nevada

Electronic College Annual Report

Gold: Wake Technical Community College
Silver: Suffolk County Community College
Bronze: Odessa College

Electronic Newsletter

Gold: Milwaukee Area Technical College
Silver: Durham College (May. 2016), (Sept. 2016)
Bronze: Santa Monica College


College Promotional Brand Video

Gold: Windward Community College
Silver: Houston Community College
Bronze: Dixie State University



Interior Signage/Displays

Gold: Garden City Community College
Silver: Community College of Denver
Bronze: Jackson College


Government Relations or Community Relations Project

Gold: Collin College
Silver: San Jacinto College District
Bronze: GateWay Community College

Successful Recruitment or Marketing Program

Gold: South Texas College
Silver: Community Colleges of Spokane
Bronze: Central Carolina Community College


Excellence in Writing - Short Form

Gold: Palm Beach State College
Silver: Palo Alto College (STEM Students)
Bronze: Palo Alto College (OER)

Excellence in Writing - Long Form

Gold: Arizona Western College
Silver: Olympic College
Bronze: Colorado Mountain College