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District 7
Communicator of the Year

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.

The Communicator Award is presented annually in each of NCMPR's seven districts, and district winners are then considered for the national award.


2016 District 7
Communicator of the Year

Stacy Hudson
Director of Communications and Marketing
North Idaho College
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Stacy Hudson’s passion for North Idaho College started as a student in 1998, where she was a part of the award-winning student newspaper staff while earning an associate’s degree. She refocused her journalism degree to emphasize public relations at Eastern Washington University and returned to NIC in 2002 as an intern in the Communications and Marketing Office while completing her bachelor’s degree. Over the course of 10 years, she worked her way up to her current position as the NIC Communications and Marketing Director. In that role, she leads the team that has the privilege of telling the life-changing stories of NIC’s impact on the region. Stacy bleeds Cardinal Red and is dedicated to lifelong learning. She completed a master’s degree through the University of Idaho in 2014 while raising her own future Cardinals Korrin, Shawn and Sammy with her husband Chris. Stacy plans to become an adjunct instructor in the NIC Communications Department this spring.

Stacy is the consummate professional with a smile, a laugh and a tenacious nature that motivates those around her. Her ability to rally others to rise to the challenge, to compete and excel, has served Stacy well as the leader of NIC's Communication and Marketing department. One example of her commitment and leadership was during declining enrollment at North Idaho College. Stacy boldly redirected efforts to amplify impact, reach and effectiveness of various campaigns, all with a mindset of reaching students and community. As a result of her dedication and efforts in numerous areas, Stacy is seen as a dynamic leader on campus and the institution has a healthy enrollment future ahead.

Congratulations to Stacy Hudson on being selected as the 2016 NCMPR District 7 Communicator of the Year!



Aimee Metcalf
District 7 Director
Central Oregon Community College, OR