Community College of Beaver County is the recipient of two gold MarCom Awards. This international awards competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals.

CCBC is a gold winner in the ads/billboard category for a billboard that features a GPS with the text “Recalculating?” and a gold winner in the design print/other category for the 2012-2013 College Catalog.

“We selected our submissions based on the production value. We submitted projects that the marketing department worked on as a team and what we felt produced the end result of hitting the target,” explains Rutledge.

The College’s submissions were chosen from over 6,000 entries throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries in the 2012 competition. MarCom entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

“Winning the MarCom Award is a major success not only for the College but also for the marketing team,” says Scot Rutledge, graphics specialist at CCBC. He continues, “We were up against some marketing giants on an international level and by securing a MarCom, we have made a statement for CCBC.”

Winners were selected from over 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts- marketing, publications, marketing/promotion, public service/pro bono, creativity and electronic/interactive. A complete list of winners can be found on the MarCom Awards website at


About MarCom Awards

MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Over the past several years, AMCP has donated over $75,000 in grants to support the efforts of its members. That money was used for marketing materials for homeless shelters, orphanages, day camps, community theaters, art centers, programs for the elderly and for child care and educational endeavors for the underprivileged. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.