MPR Office

The Carl Sandburg Marketing & Public Relations Office (MPR) shapes impressions of the College by creating inspiring materials we stand behind while exceeding expectations and leaving those collaborated with feeling fulfilled. The award-winning MPR team consists of experts in the areas of:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Event support
  • Graphic design
  • Media relations
  • Photography
  • Publications
  • Videography
  • Website creation
  • Social media

 We ask that anyone requesting services from the Marketing & Public Relations Office please fill out a MPR form. For questions or to set up a general meeting with a member of the MPR team please call 309.341.5328 or email



The Marketing and Public Relations Office has earned international, national and local recognition for the College with successful entries in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) and the Annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The Marketing and PR Office has won the coveted Gold Paragon Award from NCMPR five times. This award is NCMPR’s recognition of outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges. It is the only national competition of its kind that exclusively honors excellence among marketing and public relation professionals at two-year colleges. Winners hail from large, multi-campus districts as well as small institutions, from large staffs with healthy budgets and from one-person shops with limited resources. The Educational Advertising Awards is an international contest between 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, private and public. Sandburg was one out of 11 Illinois community colleges, to be recognized in this international awards contest. The 3,000 entries were from over 1,000 schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.


2015 Awards

The College received bronze medallions in four categories from NCMPR:

  • Folder, for its “Welcome,” “Next Step” and “Start Here” series
  • Postcard (single or series), for its “Discover Your Reason to Love Sandburg” set
  • Original Photography-Unmanipulated, for “Volleyball Conditioning,” shot by Bill Gaither, coordinator of multimedia
  • Sports Brochure/Program, for its women’s basketball game program 

2014 Awards

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR)

Silver Medallion, Student Success Guide


 2013 Awards

28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report

MERIT – Website

MERIT -- Sandburg Facebook

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR)

Gold Medallion, logo design Charger athletic mascot

Silver Medallion, Website,

Silver Medallion, Outdoor Advertising, Billboard campaign Start Here. Work There./Finish There. 


2011 Awards

26th Annual Education Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report

MERIT -- Television Advertising/Series, See Yourself

MERIT -- Radio Advertising/Single

MERIT -- Total PR Do You Know (DUK)

MERIT -- Total Advertising Campaign, See Yourself at CSC

Only 5 other Illinois Community Colleges were on the winners list -- Elgin, Harper, Joliet, Lincoln Land, and Moraine Valley.


2010 Awards

25th Annual Higher Education Marketing Report’s Advertising Awards

Silver Award, website. Group 2 (schools with 2,000-4,999 students.) This is the largest education advertising awards competition in the U.S. 2,000 entries were submitted from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools in all 50 states and several foreign countries.  

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