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Green River College receives regional recognition for excellence in marketing and communications

By College Relations, October 18, 2022

GRC's Medallion AwardsGreen River College's College Relations team recently received top honors from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) - District 7 Medallion Awards competition. This annual competition is exclusive to, and judged by, marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

Green River faced strong competition as District 7 is comprised of colleges in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory. In total, GRC placed in nine categories, taking home two Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, and one Bronze Medals.

"While we've always known our Creative Services was talented, it's wonderful to have that reinforced by our peers," Philip Denman, senior director, College Relations said. "The content recognized is showcased is the perfect mix of fun, engaging and informative."

The Medallion Awards were presented by NCMPR at the District 7 Conference on Oct. 17, 2022.

The list of awards follows by category:


  • Project: All Alone: The Campus Closure | A GRC Holiday Special
  • Production team: Kaiti Kolke, video producer, Peter Gudmunson, video producer, Jason Ahlquist, senior graphic designer
  • Campus partners: Suzanne McCudden, executive assistant to the president; Athletics; Campus Life; Campus Safety; and Facilities


  • Project: HVAC Upgrades to PURIFY THE AIR 🌞✨
  • Production team: Kaiti Kolke, video producer, Peter Gudmunson, video producer
  • Campus partners: John McCormick, director, Facitlies; Will Thomas, maintanence specialist 4, Facilities; Jose Jaramillo, maintanence specialist 4, Facilities; and the Reopening Committee


  • Project: *NEW* 🚨 Drone and IT Programs at Enumclaw Campus
  • Production team: Kaiti Kolke, video producer, Peter Gudmunson, video producer
  • Campus and community partners: Enumclaw Campus; Clinton Sizemore, faculty, Information Technology; and Andrew Bruce, faculty, Aviation & Information Technology


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