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Big Sandy Community and Technical Colleges (BSCTC) marketing and public relations department were awarded three medallion awards during the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 2 Conference at the IP Casino, Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Miss. on Tuesday, October 27.

The college earned a gold and medallion award for feature story/op-ed writing and a bronze medallion for mascot program.

Dr. Devin Stephenson said the awards represent the commitment to an effective communications and marketing strategy implemented by the college.

Our public relations staff go above and beyond each day, he said. They communicate the success of our students, faculty and staff and do a tremendous job in community outreach.

Joshua Ball, director of college relations, said the recognitions mark the first NCMPR awards for the college.

Its always rewarding to be recognized by your peers, he said. I want to thank our team for their hard work and commitment to the college, our students and the communities we serve.

NCMPR District 2 includes the southeast part of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.