Institutional advancement director named District 5 Communicator of the Year
Erin Edlund, DCTC director of institutional advancement, was named 2011 NCMPR District 5 Communicator of the Year. One of the most prestigious honors bestowed on an NCMPR member, the Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a two-year college marketing professional who has demonstrated special leadership or ability in college communications. Edlund is also a nominee for the national award that will be presented at the 2012 Conference: “Golden Connection,” March 11 to 14, 2012, at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.
“I am proud to be a strong supporter of NCMPR,” said Edlund, who accepted the award in person at the 2011 NCMPR District 5 Conference: “Omaha Stampede,” Sept. 25–27 in Omaha, Neb.. “Through my volunteer work with NCMPR, which is one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, I not only enhance my own professional development, but my institutional advancement team also benefits through extensive networking opportunities, knowledge-building conferences and NCMPR’s immense array of member resources.”
Erin Marie Edlund
Director of Institutional Advancement
Dakota County Technical College
Erin Edlund began working in Marketing and Communications at DCTC in February 2005, eventually becoming the department’s director. Her previous work experience includes jobs with Minneapolis Public Schools, Bloomington Public Schools, YMCA Twin Cities, YMCA of Greater Des Moines, the National Pork Board, Drake University and the city of Burt, Iowa.
A graduate of Algona High School, Edlund elected to attend Drake University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication as an advertising and marketing major with an art concentration. She went on to earn a Master of Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas.
Edlund resides in Farmington, Minn., with her husband Jeff, year-old daughter Evelyn, and beloved yellow lab Lucy. Jeff is majoring in Network Administration at DCTC.
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