May 15, 2018, Newark, OH— Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) recently was honored with a prestigious Bronze Paragon Award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). COTC won its award in the brochure - series category for its academic program area brochures. The series was conceived and designed by Leslie Lenzo, senior graphic designer and written by René White, assistant director in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. This is the twenty-fourth NCMPR design award presented to Lenzo and COTC, 11 of which have been gold. Lenzo has worked at COTC since 2002.
"COTC's vision is to be the number one technical college in Ohio. Toward that end, we strive for excellence across all departments and are extremely proud when that excellence is recognized," said Bonnie L. Coe, COTC president. "Through the talents and commitment of talented professionals like Ms. Lenzo, we are progressing toward that vision."
NCMPR's Paragon Awards competition is the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. This year's competition drew 1,943 entries from 243 two-year colleges across the country.
"I am very humbled to have my work honored by a national organization like NCMPR," said Lenzo, a Granville resident and Coshocton native. "I'm very thankful to be able to do what I love."
NCMPR is the leading professional development organization exclusively serving community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NMPR has more than 1,600 members from more than 650 colleges across the United State, Canada and other countries.
COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.