NACC Wins Four National Collegiate Advertising Awards
February 11, 2015
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NACC Wins Four National Collegiate Advertising Awards

Northeast Alabama Community College has just been notified that the college has won four awards, one gold, two silver and one bronze, in the national 2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition. Winners were announced recently on the CAA website.

The Collegiate Advertising Awards, based in Sylva, North Carolina, is an elite program designed to recognize today’s most talented educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion. Northeast competed against similarly sized colleges and universities from across the nation.

All CAA entries were centralized for judging (per category) by a panel of design and education marketing professionals with decades of combined experience. Entries were judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness.

The College’s 2014-2015 Catalog/Student Handbook won a top gold award in the Catalog category. “We are so pleased to have our college catalog/student handbook recognized in this way,” said Debra Barrentine, Director of Promotions and Marketing at Northeast. The cover was designed by WordSouth of Rainsville and the catalog was published by EBSCO Media in Birmingham.

The Aurora magazine won a silver award in the category of Magazine Publication—Single. Joan Reeves, Chair of the English and Fine Arts division and co-sponsor ofAurora, noted, ”The English Department and Sigma Kappa Delta is so proud to be recognized in this way for the hard work that goes into the college’s literary magazine, Aurora. The students who made up the editorial staff and the magazine’s co-sponsor, English instructor Jody Ragsdale, are to be commended for the hours of work put into this project. Awards such as this also confirm just how talented our student writers, artists, and photographers are.”

The College’s App won a silver award in the Mobile Apps category. The NACC App was designed by Zach Jones, President/CEO of Ascend Web Development. It is maintained at NACC by Angela Stewart, Assistant to the Vice President/Dean of Instruction. “We are extremely pleased with our mobile App,” said Debra Barrentine, Director of Promotions and Marketing at NACC. “Mr. Jones has done an outstanding job of customizing it to meet the needs of the college.” The App is free to download at the Apple App Store or by going to


The NACC Theatre Program for Blithe Spirit won a Bronze Award in the category of Special Events. “What an honor to be recognized, but it is an even greater honor to work at Northeast!” said Regan McClung, Theatre Office Manager and designer of the program.

“These awards reflect the talent, creativity, and dedication that characterize the staff here at Northeast,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Mrs. Barrentine, Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Stewart, and Mrs. McClung are to be commended for their outstanding work and the positive way this reflects on Northeast. Communication with the public is very important in what we do at Northeast and they have accomplished this in an exceptional fashion.”

For more information about Northeast, go to or download our free App from the Apple App Store or by going to

Call us at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001.

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