PITTSBURG--Los Medanos College was recently recognized for its marketing efforts to reach students by a regional arm of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations that serves community colleges in the southwestern United States.

Among the awards received was a gold medallion for the school's web site, www.losmedanos.edu, another gold medallion for use of a banner or outdoor media for the school's "Planning to Transfer?" initiative and a bronze medallion for a brochure on career and technical education opportunities.

The eight awards that the school received included two gold medallions, four silver medallions, and two bronze medallions.

"The Medallion Awards recognize excellence in community college marketing," said Amber Chiang, director of the council's District 6 region. "This is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of marketing staff and achievement in community college communications."

Reach Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.