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Columbia College honored for marketing campaigns

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 5 - Columbia College’s marketing department recently received two bronze Telly Awards for its “Young Americans” and “Worth It” broadcast campaigns at the 35th Annual Telly Awards. Both campaigns were produced in conjunction with BVK, a national advertising agency.

“We’re honored to receive these awards,” said Lana Poole, executive director of Marketing at Columbia College. “We wanted our campaigns to have an authentic feel, looking to some of our students and staff to help us communicate the unique value of a Columbia College degree. It’s very rewarding to have our work recognized by an organization such as the Telly Awards.”

The Telly Awards recognize outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film production, and received more than 12,000 entries from around the world. The “Young Americans” and “Worth It” campaigns are part of the college’s larger “Go for Greater” campaign.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 Nationwide Campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military instillations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit