IVC’s Marketing and Creative Services team picked up seven Medallion Awards and one Rising Star Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 6 last week. District 6 covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Territory of Guam.
IVC’s creative team won in the following categories:
- Original Photography Manipulated: Commencement photo by Ace Caguioa
- Computer-Generated Illustration: "She Kills Monsters" by Melinda Wilhelm
- Notes/Cards/Invitations: "Celebrating Excellence" Invite by Lindsey Sweeney
- Social Media Page by Ace Caguioa
- Poster: "Fame" by Melinda Wilhelm
- Social Media Post: Preview Day TikTok by Ace Caguioa
- Video Shorts: Commencement Recap by Jeff Hyland
Rising Star Award: Ace Caguioa
IVC’s New Media and Marketing Specialist Abner "Ace" Caguioa was recognized as the NCMPR District 6 Rising Star Award recipient. The Rising Star award recognizes newcomers who have demonstrated special creativity or ability in marketing and PR and show evidence of a promising future in the field. It is awarded annually in each of NCMPR’s seven districts, and district winners automatically qualify for consideration for the national award.
Ace, who came to IVC in October 2019, is a team builder and natural leader with experience in fast-paced environments. Ace is tech-savvy with skills in graphic design, videography, social media management, and scriptwriting. Ace brings a student-focused perspective to his work having served as a marketing coordinator and outreach counselor at California State University, Fullerton prior to coming to IVC.
Since taking over IVC’s Instagram account in October 2019, Ace has grown the number of followers by 62%. IVC’s Instagram has been cited as a model for best practices in social media management, thanks to its high-quality photos, videos, and storytelling.
Ace leads across the college and was instrumental in helping IVC’s Classified Senate win the California Community Colleges Classified Senate’s Spirit Stick competition, during the Classified Leadership Institute last summer. Each college in the competition was judged by the previous year’s winner for its school spirit attire and performance. IVC’s Classified Senate brought a fierce, choreographed performance to the stage, dancing to Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”
He is an amazing photographer and has significantly built IVC’s Flickr account with bright, colorful photos that capture the essence of IVC’s campus community.