Middlesex County College takes prizes in two marketing competitions 

Middlesex County College won two awards for marketing. Pictured seated, from left: Aldrick del Rosario, Joselyn Quezada, Nick Gula. Pictured standing: Damian Gonzalez and Olga Maya. PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON
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Middlesex County College won two awards for marketing. Pictured seated, from left: Aldrick del Rosario, Joselyn Quezada, Nick Gula. Pictured standing: Damian Gonzalez and Olga Maya. PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON

Middlesex County College (MCC) won three awards in an international marketing competition, and one in a regional contest open to marketing professionals at community colleges.

The college won three awards in the annual Hermes Creative Awards Program, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

The college’s online open house, which included 18 videos and other material and was housed on the MCC website, was presented an honorable mention. The open house, which launched on May 20 and is still active, allowed prospective students and their parents to get a taste of MCC without stepping on campus.

The videos were created by Nick Gula of Edison, Media Services manager; and members of his staff. The website was created by Aldrick del Rosario of Parsippany, web developer; and Joselyn Quezada of North Brunswick, marketing and new media manager, according to information provided by MCC.

The college’s 2018-19 annual report garnered the Platinum trophy, the highest award in the Hermes contest, according to the statement This publication serves as a report to the community about MCC’s achievements over the 2019 fiscal year, as well as profiles of high-achieving students. It also includes MCC Foundation information, including a list of donors. The report was created by graphic designer Olga Maya of North Brunswick.

“Why MCC?,” a 12-page admissions viewbook, won a Gold Hermes award. Aimed at prospective students and their parents, the viewbook provides an introduction to MCC and talks about the college’s academic quality, value, the campus environment, and its excellent faculty and students, according to the statement. It was designed by MCC’s graphic administrator, Damian Gonzalez of Hillsborough.

This publication also won Gold, the highest award, in the District One competition of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The organization represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges all over the United States and Canada. It provides professional development and supports two-year colleges in their mission to promote student success.