Zoom meetings are common these days, so why not liven up your Zoom room with a backdrop that tells the world who you are. You're a stellar storyteller. And so much more. Here are two options you can use. (Right click on the images to download.)

Zoom-Backgroun1    Zoom-Background2



The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted community colleges nationwide. Here are quick links to various resources from NCMPR's member colleges -- because there's no better source than our own national network of "co-workers." You'll also find articles, how-to guides and other resources on a wide range of COVID-19-related topics from news sources and marketing and PR experts in the field. 

COVID-19_Other Resources.pdf

Producing Engaging Videos During COVID-19 and Beyond:
June 30 (Posted: July 6)
Messaging Strategies for the COVID Era:
June 3 (Posted: June 4)
Back to School: Marketing Strategies to Reopen:
May 19 (Posted: May 20)
Let's Graduate...Online: 
April 21 (Posted: April 22)
What's Next for Community College Marketers: Q&A With NCMPR Colleagues:
 April 15 (Posted: April 15)
Mobilizing for Fall: A Quick-to-Implement Retention Plan: April 9 (Posted: April 14)
Taking a Strategic Approach to Moving the Needle on Enrollment: April 7 (Posted: April 14)
Maintaining Enrollment During COVID-19: Rethinking Digital Strategies for Summer and Fall: April 2 (Posted: April 14)
Community College Collaborators: COVID-19 (NCMPR): Facebook Discussion Group (Posted: April 14)

Brand Guides

St. Charles Community College (Missouri)

Seminole State College (Florida)

Chemeketa Community College (Oregon)

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Pennsylvania)

Hagerstown Community College (Maryland)

Temple College (Texas)

Western Nevada College (Nevada)

Communication and Marketing Guidelines

Lincoln Land Community College (Illinois)

Howard Community College (Maryland)

Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication Plan (Orange Coast College, California)

Crisis Communication Plan (Peninsula College, Washington)

How to Handle Threats to a Campus (CC Daily article, 4-20-2018)

Editorial Style Guides

Austin Community College (Texas)

Lone Star College System (Texas)

Social Media

Social Media Accounts Procedure (Howard Community College, MD)

Social Media Best Practices (Central Oregon Community College)

Social Media Guide (Central Oregon Community College)

Social Media Guidelines (Western Nevada College)

Social Media Policy (University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville)

Social Media Policy (University of Hawaii Community Colleges)

Student Success

Supporting Student Success (Oakland Community College Foundation, Michigan)


Items include official public statements or other informational materials colleges issued to students, staff and constituents in response to the September 2017 announcement decision to rescind DACA. 

Dallas County Community College District (Texas)
"DCCCD Chancellor Comments on DACA Announcement." Message from Chancellor Dr. Joe May to students and employees.

Los Rios Community College District (California)
"DACA Update from Los Rios Community College District." Includes a letter from the district Chancellor Brian King and the presidents of Cosumnes River College, American River College, Sacramento City College and Folsom Lake College.

Community College of Denver (Colorado)
"What the DACA Announcement Means." Posted on the college's blog, CityHawk Talk.

San Diego Community College District (California)
"SDCCD Chancellor's Statement on the Elimination of DACA." Statement by Dr. Constance M. Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. Includes a link to a document, “What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?”

Cabrillo College (California)
"Sept. 5, 2017 DACA Update." Includes links to a breakdown of the announcement memo ending DACA and a document with "5 Things to Know About the End of DACA."

Orange Coast College (California)
Website -- resources for students. Includes links, "About the End of DACA" and "Rescission Resources for DACA."

Massachusetts Community Colleges
"A Joint Statement in Support of DACA." Signed by the presidents of 15 community colleges, including Berkshire Community College, Bristol Community College, Middlesex Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Mt. Wachusett Community College, Cape Cod Community College, North Shore Community College, Greenfield Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Holyoke Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, Massasoit Community College, Roxbury Community College, MassBay Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.

Nevada System of Higher Education
"NSHE Statement on DACA." Message from the state's higher education system, including the state's community colleges -- Western Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College and Great Basin College.

Portland Community College (Oregon)
"A Letter from President Mark Mitsui." Letter addressed to friends, students and colleagues.

California Community Colleges
"Legal Update." Memo from chancellor's office to all California colleges with an update on the rescission of DACA.