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Three marketing “golds” go to TCC

SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 3, 2006) – Tidewater Community College has won five awards - three golds, a silver and a bronze - in the 2005 National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Paragon Awards competition.

TCC won a gold award each for a TV ad series on emergency responder and engineers, a trucking program handbook, and a brochure series. The college took a silver award for a new design for a Workforce Solutions folder and a bronze award for a single TV spot on emergency responders.

NCMPR received more than 1,900 entries from over 300 two-year colleges from across the United States, Canada and Scotland.

NCMPR’s Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community, junior and technical colleges. The only national competition of its kind, the Paragon Awards honor excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges. The 2005 winners were announced on March 21 at NCMPR’s annual national conference held this year in Austin, Texas. TCC took four awards in last year’s competition.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit