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BSC’s continuing education division wins award

Published: Dec 30 2015
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The Continuing Education, Training & Innovation Department at Bismarck State College was honored for excellence in the Best Brochure category by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest lifelong learning association.
BSC won with its Enrichment Catalog, which was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the 2015 LERN annual conference at New Orleans in December.
Information about the submission was on display in the Hall of Learning throughout the three-day conference. It will also be featured in future LERN publications and on its website.
Judging criteria required awardees to be at the leading edge of lifelong learning, as evidenced by innovation and documented success of the submitted entry. Other criterion were originality, appropriateness as a model for other programs, replicability and measurable outcomes.
LERN representatives said the judges loved the innovative theme and images of the brochure, whose retro look appealed to Gen Y, as well as Baby Boomers.
“The double market appeal made this a timely theme and look that captures interest and imagination of the audience,” said Julie Coates, LERN’s senior vice president of information services.
BSC’s entry was selected from more than 100 nominations from four countries. The brochure was designed in collaboration with BSC’s College Relations Department.

About Bismarck State College
Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.
About LERN
Learning Resources Network offers training, information and consulting services to providers of education and training. The association distributes practical, how-to “information that works” to 6,000 members worldwide, including community and technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, public schools, recreation departments and educational associations.