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UNCG’s Admissions and Campus Rec among winners

Student Affairs’ Campus Recreation got a high five – literally – from the chancellor. And Undergraduate Admissions took the top award, for a video that wonderfully captures how UNCG is the place to come in order to do big things.

At the 2014 DSBA Community Awards presentation last Friday, Chancellor Linda P. Brady presented more than two dozen awards to departments and schools throughout the university.

This year marks the first comprehensive, official awards program for the DSBA community. Last year, there was recognition of the “early adopters” on campus.

“We all know the importance of integrated marketing and strategic communication,” Brady said. “We do compete with other universities for students, staff and faculty.”

With strategic, impactful communications, we can better compete.

“Today, we are recognizing the good work we are doing,” she said.

Debbie Schallock, who has served as interim director of marketing and strategic communication in University Relations, noted there were 44 entries. A panel of judges from the UNCG and Triad communities judged the entries, based on effort and merit.

Undergraduate Admissions’ video “We’re the Spartans” took the The Gold Pennant Award. It was judged “best in show.”

The full list of winners:

Complete Campaign
Gold – Student Affairs (Campus Recreation Banner, Posters and Calendar)
Bronze – Bryan School (Student Services Website and Brochures)
Honorable Mention – School of Nursing (Fundraising Letters, Pledge Forms and Postcard)

Film and Video
Gold – Undergraduate Admissions (“We’re the Spartans” Video)

Photography
Gold – Student Affairs (Campus Recreation Calendar)
Silver – Student Affairs (Campus Recreation “I Found a Place”)
Honorable Mention – School of Education (Website, Social Media, and Annual Report)

Print Materials
Gold – Student Affairs (Campus Recreation Poster Series)
Gold – Student Affairs (Housing & Residence Life Welcome Banners)
Gold – School of Education (Annual Report)
Gold – Undergraduate Admissions (Academic Programs Brochure)
Gold – Undergraduate Admissions (Prospective Students Viewbook)
Silver – Bryan School (Applied Economics & MA/PhD Brochure)
Silver – Undergraduate Admissions (Transfer Brochure)
Bronze – Student Affairs (Campus Recreation Calendar)
Bronze – Student Affairs (Housing & Residence Life Prospective Student Mailings)
Bronze – Undergraduate Studies (Foundations for Learning Brochure)
Bronze – UNCG Lloyd International Honors College (Prospective Student Brochure)
Honorable Mention – Undergraduate Studies (Student Success Center Brochure)
Honorable Mention – University Libraries (FOL Dinner Invitation)

Web Site Design and Organization
Honorable Mention – College of Arts & Sciences (CAS Website)
Honorable Mention – School of Education (School of Education Website)

Writing
Silver – School of Education (Web Features)

Afterward, Mandy Byrd, associate manager of student marketing and communication, spotlighted Jill Ingram, who joined UNCG Admissions from Western Carolina last year, and videographer Justin Reich. Ingram and Reich created the “Gold Pennant” award-winning video. Reich is a UNCG alumnus. Ingram praised the access that faculty and staff throughout campus gave them – to film classes and ask questions on camera. The result: a wonderful film and impactful admissions tool.

Learn more about integrated marketing and strategic communications at UNCG.

See the award-winning video.

By Mike Harris