Names & Notes

Semprini wins NCMPR Gold Medallion Award

Kyle Semprini, marketing coordinator for Iowa Valley Community College District, received a Gold Medallion Award at this week’s National Council for Marketing & Public Relations district conference in Minneapolis. Semprini’s award was for banners and outdoor media (billboard ad) that promoted Marshalltown Community College’s new Utility Technician degree program.

Semprini has worked in the IVCCD Marketing Office since October 2011. He primarily handles marketing-related projects for Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Grinnell and the Orpheum Theater Center.

The photo on the award-winning billboard was taken by Michele Frost, IVCCD Marketing Coordinator and photographer.

HCCEF welcomes new program director

The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation (HCCEF) recently hired Tam Elerding, of Hubbard, as Foundation Program Director.

In her new position, Elerding will work directly with the foundation’s board of trustees to plan and implement fund development and marketing strategies; lead current initiatives and expand new offerings. She started in her new position Sept. 9.

“HCCEF is a tremendous organization that is uniquely equipped to help people accomplish their charitable goals and identify and address the most pressing needs within our county,” Elerding said. “I look forward to partnering with the board to continue growing the Foundation and realizing its vision of raising the quality of life for the residents of Hardin County.”

Elerding comes to the Foundation with a strong interest in community development and has been recognized for her work in Hubbard.

She is a life-long resident of Hardin County. Elerding chaired the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hardin County for six years and worked closely with donors to that cause. She is also a member of 100+Women Who Care of Hardin County. Most recently Elerding worked as Administrative Assistant at Eldora United Methodist Church.

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