Education notes

Tom Urbanski
Tom Urbanski

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's Director of Public Information Tom Urbanski was recognized as one of seven national finalists for the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Communicator of the Year during the professional organization’s annual conference. Urbanski had earlier been named 2020 NCMPR District 5 Communicator of the Year in the multi-state region across the Upper Midwest. Urbanski was nominated for the award by Kenn Dols, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was honored with three Medallion Awards for excellence in public relations, marketing, and communication in the 2020 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 5 Medallion Awards competition.

The Silver Medallion of Excellence Award for Excellence in Writing recognized an article written by Tom Urbanski, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Public Information Director, that was published in "The Duluthian magazine." Titled “What We Did During Summer Vacation,” the article provided an insider’s perspective of how busy the college campus remains throughout the summer months. Urbanski also provided multiple photographs to accompany the article.

The Silver Medallion of Excellence Award in the Flyer (single or series) Category recognized a series of Admissions Facts Sheets used in the marketing communication sequence the college sends to prospective students who have requested college information. FDLTCC Public Information Director Tom Urbanski worked with Creative Director and Graphic Designer Steve Isola of AdMax Displays in Duluth to create the award-winning series of flyers into final printed form. The project’s graphic design was completed by Isola, using text written by and photographs taken by Urbanski. The project was printed at ProPrint, Inc., in Duluth.

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The Bronze Medallion of Excellence Award in the Original Photography-Manipulated Photograph Category recognized an image created for use on Thunder Football marketing pieces. The photograph features Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football wide receiver Eric Grant reaching out with arm fully extended to make a one-handed catch. The award-winning original photograph was taken by FDLTCC Public Information Director Tom Urbanski and he also completed the computer manipulation using photo editing software.

Donations

Washington Elementary participants who raised over $1,000 were (l to r): Coco French (4th grade), Jameson Franko (3rd grade) and Sebastian Diver (1st grade).
Washington Elementary participants who raised over $1,000 were (l to r): Coco French (4th grade), Jameson Franko (3rd grade) and Sebastian Diver (1st grade).

  • Students at Washington Elementary School in Cloquet jumped to help fight heart disease during their physical education class Feb. 26. They had a record breaking year during their 23rd annual event, raising $23,490 for the American Heart Association. There were 86 students in the 100 club, which consists of students who raised $100 or more to help kids with special hearts. Three students, Coco French, 4th grade; Jameson Franko, 3rd grade; and Sebastian Diver, 1st grade; each raised over $1,000.



Pictured are (l to r): Dan Williamson, Duluth Salvation Army; Captain Bryan Ellison, Duluth Salvation Army; Captain Teri Ellison, Duluth Salvation Army; and Patrick Miner, Miner’s Inc. (Photo taken by The Duluth Salvation Army).
Pictured are (l to r): Dan Williamson, Duluth Salvation Army; Captain Bryan Ellison, Duluth Salvation Army; Captain Teri Ellison, Duluth Salvation Army; and Patrick Miner, Miner’s Inc. (Photo taken by The Duluth Salvation Army).

  • Donations made to red kettles at 13 area Super One grocery stores last Dec. 14-24 were matched up to $50,000. Patrick Miner, of Miner’s Inc., presented a check to The Duluth Salvation Army. Donations to kettles at Super One stores in Duluth, Superior, Virginia, Hibbing, Cloquet Grand Rapids, and Two Harbors combined for almost $150,000 during the match period. Funds from Miner’s Inc.’s $50,000 gift have been dispersed to assist The Salvation Army units and service extensions for each of these communities.

Scholarship opportunity

The Arthur Foy Scholarship for post-secondary education is awarded to students of color from the Duluth-Superior area. Applicants need to submit an essay of no more than 500 words, a copy of their transcript and a letter of reference. Deadline May 1. Awards of up to $1,000 will be announced in early June. Visit peaceucc.org/rev-arthur-foy-iii-scholarship. For further information, email foyscholar@gmail.com.