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GRCC earned three top communications awards for its annual report, social media and design work

April 17, 2024, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In March, the Grand Rapids Community College Marketing and Communications team earned three Paragon awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. GRCC competed with 210 community and technical colleges from the United States and Canada. 

The 2023 GRCC Foundation Annual Report made history by earning the top award in the Annual Report category for the third year in a row. The Annual Report showcases the work of the Foundation and the impact it makes by managing financial gifts to support and promote students, employees, and community learning. 

GRCC also earned a Gold Paragon for its Instagram page (@GrandRapidsCC) in the Social Media Page category. 

“When you tell your college’s story well, you ensure that students can find themselves, and the support and services they need, at your institution,” said Jeff Julian, immediate past president of NCMPR. “It’s evident in the winning entries that our members are committed to serving their students.” 

GRCC earned a Bronze Paragon in the Wild Card Category for revamping the college’s eateries: Foodology, the Quiet Cafe, and the Heritage Restaurant.

The Paragon Awards are a one-of-a-kind national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in design and communication among marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

The 2023 Paragon Awards drew 1,531 entries from 210 colleges across the country and were judged by professionals from the marketing and public relations industry. 

This story was reported by Kiana Vu

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