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Penn College Wins Trio of Awards for Marketing Efforts


The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations honored Pennsylvania College of Technology recently with three “Paragon Awards” for its television programming and quarterly magazine.

The NCMPR Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement by communications professionals at two-year and technical colleges. Members can submit entries in large- or small-shop divisions.

“You’re the Chef,” Penn College’s popular cooking series on PBS, won a Gold Award in the College Video Program category.

“Penn College & You,” the College’s public affairs program, won a Bronze Award in the College Video Program category. The series took home the Silver Award last year.

“One College Avenue,” the College’s quarterly magazine, won a Bronze Award in the Newsletter category.

The winning “You’re the Chef” episode was entitled “Derby Dinner.” The recipes featured on the episode were Churchill Downs Prime Rib Roast and Kentucky Derby Seafood Salad. The nationally distributed public television series is hosted by Chef Paul Mach, an assistant professor of food and hospitality management/culinary arts in Penn College’s School of Hospitality, and Tom Speicher, broadcast media specialist at the College.

The “Penn College & You” episode that won the Bronze Award was entitled “Digital Video Editing.” The program featured the expertise of guest Bruce Huffman, coordinator of digital media production at Penn College. Huffman also created the digital media for the show and edited the episode. Speicher serves as host and executive producer of the series.

The College submitted several editions of “One College Avenue” to NCMPR for award consideration. The magazine is edited by Tom Wilson, college editor/assistant director of college information and community relations.

“One College Avenue” is dedicated to sharing the educational development, goals and achievements of Penn College students, alumni, faculty and staff with one another and with the greater community.

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