Former Beacon editor wins Rising Star communications award
Last updated 4/12/2019 at Noon
Laura Daniali, a former editor for the Edmonds Beacon, has won two awards for her marketing and public relations work at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood.
Daniali, a communications specialist in the college’s marketing and public information office, was named 2019 National Rising Star at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) conference in San Antonio March 25.
“It’s an honor to be recognized among so many amazing community college marketing and communications professionals,” said Daniali, Beacon editor from May 2014 to June 2016.
“I’ve been inspired by the many talented people I’ve met through NCMPR over the past two years and their hard work and dedication to championing the power of community and technical colleges to transform students’ lives and our communities through education.”
According to NCMPR, the Rising Star award recognizes newcomers who have demonstrated special creativity or ability in marketing and public relations and show evidence of a promising future in the field.
Daniali was also named NCMPR District 7’s Rising Star. She was recognized at an awards ceremony at the NCMPR District 7 conference in Boise, Idaho in October. Since Daniali won the district award, she was automatically qualified for consideration of the national award.
The Edmonds Community College’s marketing and public information office also took home a Paragon award in San Antonio in the brochure-booklet category for its 20-page Student Resource Guide.
Daniali writes most of the college’s messaging, including press releases, letters, talking points and speeches, and serves as the college’s backup public information officer.
“Daniali is proactive not only in her pursuit of continuous improvement through her own professional development, but also in exploring possible avenues of improvement for both internal and external communication at the college,” said Amit B. Singh, Edmonds CC president.