Peer and Simple

NCMPR's "Peer and Simple" podcast puts the spotlight on members and provides a forum for sharing their personal expertise in various aspects of community college marketing and communications. 

In monthly episodes, host Jeff Julian invites members to tell THEIR stories and provide lessons from the field -- peer to peer. Listen in on the conversation and join NCMPR's national network of "remote co-workers."

Listen to Episode 12

Three community college marketers who are still working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic chat with host Jeff Julian about how their year has been going, what they miss about working in an office, and how they've stayed connected to colleagues. 

Guest: Guests are Greg Harris from Portland Community College in Oregon, Lisa Brosky from Pima Community College in Arizona and Shannon Rooney from Community College of Philadelphia.

Listen to Episode 11

Host Jeff Julian chats candidly with friend, colleague and new NCMPR Executive Director James Walters.

Guest: James Walters, NCMPR Executive Director

Listen to Episode 10

NCMPR's board president tells how he found himself in a leadership position within NCMPR, how it has benefitted him professionally, and how members can get more involved.

Guest: Juan Gutierrez, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Orange Coast College, California, and 2020-21 NCMPR President

 Listen to Episode 9

The help the University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville has gotten from its students and NCMPR has turned into a win-win for everyone. 

Guest: Hannah Keller Flanery, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

 Listen to Episode 8

How in the world do you roll out 16 website redesigns in five weeks? That's a good question for NCMPR's 2020 national Rising Star.

Guest: Jackie Watson, Director of Web Strategy, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Listen to Episode 7

A self-described "data nerd" talks about how his college has embraced a data-focused approach to marketing that's positively impacting enrollment.

Guest: Daniel Ramirez, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, South Texas College

Listen to Episode 6

Learn how Fox Valley Technical College juggles a wide range of marketing projects while steadfastly protecting brand consistency.

Guest: Barb Dreger, Director of Marketing, Fox Valley Technical College, Wisconsin

Listen to Episode 5

In the 2019 Paragon awards, Kellogg Community College took home three golds and "Best in Show." Get an inside look into what makes for a gold-winning entry.

Guest: Eric Greene, Chief Communications Officer, Kellogg Community College, Michigan

Listen to Episode 4

A Topical Medley
Longtime NCMPR members share their expertise about a variety of topics related to community college marketing and PR.

Guests: Terri Giltner, Director of Marketing and Communications, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and Heather McDorman, Vice President for Marketing and Student Life, St. Charles Community College, Missouri

Listen to Episode 3

The Secrets of Long-Term Success in the Business
Hear how longtime NCMPR member Kathleen Cabral has survived 30 years in the industry and how she stays open to discovering new and better ways to tell her college's story.

Guest: Kathleen Cabral, Director of Marketing and Communications, Leeward Community College, Hawaii, and NCMPR's 2020 National Communicator of the Year 

Listen to Episode 2

A Podcast About Podcasts
With the highly successful "Redefine U" podcast to their credit, the marketing team at Anne Arundel Community College knows a thing or two about digital storytelling. Get a sense of what they're doing and how to replicate their success at your college.

Guest: Dan Baum, Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland

Listen to Episode 1

COVID-19: Crisis Communication Like We've Never Seen
Members from NCMPR's executive team discuss the communication challenges and changes their colleges are making to adapt to closed campuses, online classes, cancelled events and an uncertain future.

Guests: Lynn Whalen, NCMPR President and Executive Director for Public Relations and Marketing, Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois; Juan Gutierrez, NCMPR Vice President and Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Orange Coast College, California; and James Walters, NCMPR Secretary-Treasurer and Director of Marketing and Communications at Skagit Valley College, Washington.



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