Santa Ana College’s Office of College Advancement Short Series Video(s) WINS GOLD! – NCMPR Medallion Awards, District Six​

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Santa Ana College’s (SAC) Office of College Advancement and SAC Foundation received yet another award for its Raising the Game campaign, a comprehensive campaign that supports SAC students and programming at the highest level, at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) 2021 District Six conference. 

NCMPR recognized the SAC Office of College of Advancement and SAC Foundation with the Gold Award for its submission of scholarship videos in the Video Shorts (Series) category for district six. Submissions included two 2021 Scholarship Videos: Honoree of the Year and Awards: Student Recognition directed and produced by the SAC Office of College Advancement, Rancho Santiago Community College District Graphics Communications, and Substance Media.​

Sheila Adair Mondragon, 2021 SAC Scholarship Recipient and Business Administration major shares her moving story in award-winning video.​

“We are so humbled by the stories these videos showcase and how they affirm the essence and importance of this campaign, the stories behind it, and the important work that is needed to move our students forward,” said Christina Romero, Executive Director Office of College Advancement and Santa Ana College Foundation. The videos, which first premiered at SAC’s 2021 Virtual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony in May 2021, highlighted one of our major donors, Union Bank, and showcased a few of SAC’s exceptional scholars who have proven that their tenacity and hard work has paid off as they pursue their education.

Rossina Gallegos accepts 2021 SAC Scholarship Donor of the Year Award on behalf of Union Bank for all of the support that they have given to students in our community.

The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of NCMPR’s seven districts across the United States. This regional competition for district six is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. In 2021, NCMPR received 130 Medallion entries from 20 community and technical colleges in the district six region. Awards are judged by community college peers from another NCMPR district. 

“Santa Ana College is a pillar in our community helping students meet their educational goals, and I’m extremely inspired by the stories of our remarkable students and selfless donors that the Office of College Advancement and SAC Foundation helps bring to life,” said Dr. Marilyn Flores, Santa Ana College Interim President. “This campaign, including these award-winning videos, help communicate the narrative of our scholars who have stayed committed to pursuing their educational goals no matter what they face, and the profound impact that our donors make in the lives of these students.” 

The Raising the Game campaign aims to create high-impact opportunities for student achievement in Santa Ana and beyond. The campaign prioritizes student success scholarships, proven high-impact programs and performance funds for the arts. Despite the community college’s major impact on the community, contributing $1.2 billion to the Orange County economy, community colleges remain severely underfunded. This campaign provides direct support to SAC’s diversity of students, including working mothers and fathers trying to support their families, millennials and veterans who are working multiple jobs, and students who are trying to balance life with the education they need to successfully enter the career force or transfer to a four-year university. 

SAC’s Raising the Game campaign has received previous awards, including the 2019 Silver Award in Fundraising Publications from the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) and the 2019 National Paragon Award from NCMPR. 

For more information on how to get involved in the Raising the Game campaign or how to become a Game Changer, visit or call (714) 564-6095. To view the winning video shorts, click here: 

About Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)

NCMPR supports the professional development of community college communicators, serving more than 1,700 members from more than 550 colleges across the United States and Canada. It’s the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges and is one of the largest affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges. For more information, visit ​

About Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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