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MassBay Marketing and Communications Office Recognized at NCMPR Conference with Five Awards

Friday, November 17, 2023


Liz Cooper


MassBay Community College Marketing and Communication Office team members (left to right, Deni Budd, Liz Cooper, and Jeremy Solomon) MassBay Community College Marketing and Communication Office team members (left to right, Deni Budd, Liz Cooper, and Jeremy Solomon) received five NCMPR Medallion Awards at the NCMPR District 1 Conference in Boston, MA on November 3, 2023 (Photo/MassBay Community College).


WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (November 16, 2023) – MassBay Community College’s Marketing and Communications Office were recently honored by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) at the District 1 Conference in Boston, MA, with five Medallion Awards. Medallion Awards are awarded to NCMPR members in multiple categories, highlighting the “best of” in marketing, communications, and design.


MassBay’s Medallion Awards included:

  • Gold, Digital Advertisement (single or series), showcasing the “No such word as CAN’T” digital ad series
  • Gold, Logo Wear, featuring the MassBay Buccaneer Crocs Charm
  • Silver, Communication Success Story, highlighting MassBay’s EMS Program integrating Nero’s Law
  • Bronze, Fundraising Campaign, showcasing the story “Liz Cooper Runs the Boston Marathon to Support Student Scholarships”
  • Bronze, Promotional Video – Long Form, highlighting the STEM Starter Academy at MassBay

“We are delighted to be recognized for the work of our outstanding marketing team at MassBay,” said Jeremy Solomon, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Marketing & Communications. “The Medallion Awards recognize the best work in our field, and our team is grateful to NCMPR for these honors. Our team is high performing, always striving for new ways to promote our college and support our students in their higher education journey.”

The Marketing & Communications team at MassBay is comprised of Solomon, Associate Director of Public Relations Liz Cooper, Marketing Project Manager Deni Budd, Web Developer Wendy Walsh, and Graphic Designer Nate Principato.

The NCMPR District 1 conference centered around a series of workshops and breakout sessions to improve innovation and creativity focused on marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, and other marketing and communication roles for two-year college professionals.

Associate Director of Public Relations Liz Cooper served as co-chair of the District 1 conference, which included keynote addresses from: Brittany Zahoruiko, Senior Manager of Communications from Boston Beer; Dr. Imari Paris Jefferies, Executive Director of Embrace Boston; The Castle Group Vice President Dyland Hackley; and WBZ Radio’s Matt Shearer.

Each year, NCMPR hosts regional conferences in the fall for its seven districts and a national conference in the spring. District 1 includes MassBay, along with other two-year community and technical colleges from Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, and the United Kingdom.

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organization websites RegisteredNursing, and  PracticalNursing. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.