College of DuPage takes top honors at the International MarCom Awards

  • The College of DuPage received a platinum award for the "It's like" marketing campaign at the 2020 international MarCom Awards.

    The College of DuPage received a platinum award for the "It's like" marketing campaign at the 2020 international MarCom Awards. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Wendy Parks

    Wendy Parks

Submitted by COD News Bureau
Updated 1/22/2021 10:17 PM

The College of DuPage Marketing and Communications Division recently earned platinum, gold and honorable mention awards for the "It's like" marketing campaign, #ChapsUnite campaign and Chaps Unite Against Racism initiative, respectively, at the 2020 international MarCom Awards.

Established in 2004, MarCom is one of the largest and most-respected creative competitions in the world. Sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals.


Annually, MarCom receives approximately 6,000 print and digital entries submitted from dozens of countries. The college's Marketing and Communications team competed in a pool that included large corporations, marketing and public relations firms, and nonprofits.

"This recognition speaks to the caliber of talent within Marketing and Communications as well as the ongoing commitment and sheer dedication to our entire campuswide community," said COD Vice President for Marketing and Communications Wendy E. Parks. "To compete among this robust pool of professionals and receive these accolades is an incredible honor and I am deeply humbled."

College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo offered his congratulations to the Marketing and Communications team and applauded its continued dedication to COD and its mission.

"This creative group plays a vital role in sharing the College of DuPage story with prospective students and our community members," he said. "This award is well deserved and a testament to the team's hard work, creativity and innovation."

Learn more about the Marketing and Communications Division at

College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving approximately 21,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The college grants seven associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study.

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