Communicator of the Year

One of the most prestigious awards presented to an NCMPR member, the Communicator Award recognizes a communication professional at a two-year community or technical college who has demonstrated leadership in the area of college communication and marketing. Emphasis is placed on accomplishments within the past year.

The Communicator Award is presented annually in each of NCMPR’s seven districts, and district winners are then considered for the national award. The district Communicator Award winner will receive a full conference stipend for their registration to attend the 2024 national conference in Seattle, Washington.


  • A nominee must be a member of NCMPR at the time of nomination, should have worked in marketing or communications at a member college for at least five years and should have demonstrated excellence in various aspects of the profession.

  • A previous recipient of the district Communicator of the Year Award may be nominated again, provided that the individual did not receive the district award the previous five years has never received the national Communicator Award. A new nomination packet must be completed.

  • An individual may be selected as the national Communicator of the Year only once.

  • Members of the board of directors may not be considered for this award while they remain in office. 

Nomination Procedures

  • Those nominating individuals for the Communicator of the Year Award must be a designated member of NCMPR or affiliated with a member college. A member college may submit only one nomination each year.

  • A nomination form must be completed online.

  • Nominations must be submitted by July 14.


2023 Nomination Deadline: July 14

Nominations are now closed. 


District 1:
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Community College of Baltimore County, MD
(443) 840-5227

District 2:
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Kentucky Community & Technical College System
(859) 256-3612

District 3:
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Cuyahoga Community College, OH
(216) 987-4826

District 4:
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Pikes Peak State College, CO
(719) 502-2022

District 5:
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Northwest Iowa Community College
(712) 631-5634

District 6:
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Arizona Western College
(928) 314-9594

District 7:
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Skagit Valley College, WA
(360) 416-7957

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