The UNCG Division of Continual Learning has won five national awards for marketing excellence from the University Continuing Education Association, an organization promoting excellence and best practices in continuing higher education.

UNCG’s award-winning programs were among entries from educational institutions across the U.S. and were judged tops in their field by a panel of distinguished communications professionals experienced in advertising, publications, design, marketing and public relations.

The university was honored with two gold and three bronze awards, including:

• A gold award for a poster promoting ECON201, a new online game for college credit that will launch in the fall of 2006. Designer: Sam Roberts, UNCG.

• A gold award for ads promoting GMAT, GRE, SAT and LSAT test preparation classes. Designer: Chris Kissam, KissamCreative.

• A bronze award for an ad promoting the university’s new curriculum of computer certification courses. Designer: Thompson Creative.

• A bronze award for the development of a new logo for UNCG iSchool, a program that allows high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on college. Designer: Julie Staton of Free Range Creative Chick. Copywriter: Rob Bodle.

• A bronze award for a brochure promoting this year’s Tryon Palace Symposium, an annual event sponsored by the Tryon Palace Commission and UNCG’s Department of Interior Architecture. Designer: Chris Kissam, KissamCreative.

The marketing program for the Division of Continual Learning is led by Michelle Soler, director.

Founded in 1915, the University Continuing Education Association is among the oldest college and university associations in the United States.

As the principal U.S. organization for continuing higher education, the Association assists institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations in increasing educational access through a wide array of educational programs and services. UCEA also provides national leadership in support of policies that advance workforce and professional development.

It is committed to making higher education available to everyone, as well as to ensuring that programs and services address societal needs and economic trends. In addition, UCEA works with counterparts abroad to foster professional exchange and better international understanding of continuing higher education.