Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) recently received a Gold Medallion Award from the National Council on Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The award was announced during the NCMPR District 2 regional conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

BRCC’s Gold Medallion was received in the category of Short-Form Promotional Video in recognition of a video created by BRCC’s Marketing and Public Relations Department, in association with Emergent Method. The two-minute video titled, “BRCC: A Higher Degree of Impact,” was produced and used during the college’s economic impact study announcement. The video speaks to the college’s $300 million economic impact in the Capital Region and features BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp, BRCC graduate Jennifer Burgess, along with BRCC students, faculty and staff.

The video can be viewed on BRCC’s YouTube Channel.

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. The organization has more than 1,600 members from nearly 550 colleges across the United States and Canada. NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of NCMPR’s seven districts. There are three winners in each category of competition.


The BRCC Marketing and Public Relations team includes: Kizzy Payton, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer; Armondo Frank, Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Relations; Joseph Smith, Sr. Web Developer; and Jerome Vernell, Graphic Design Manager.