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VCOM Annual Report Wins International Award Two Years in a Row

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has won a Silver Award for its 2014 Annual Report: Turning Your Desire to Help Others into a Lifelong Mission, in the Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards program. This is the second award VCOM has received from the ARC Awards program, after receiving an Honors Award last year for the college’s 2013 Annual Report. This year, the VCOM annual report was awarded in the category of "Printing and Production" under the "Health and Education" classification.

The ARC Awards, established by MerComm, Inc. in 1987, were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and to encourage noteworthy and vital writing, as well as imaginative and original design and how well the spirit of the company is reflected in the annual report.

2014 Annual Report Cover "We are honored to have been recognized by the ARC Awards two years in a row," said Cindy Shepard Rawlins, Assistant Vice President of Communications, Marketing, Website and Publications at VCOM. "This award provides reinforcement that the Division of Communications is meeting its goals to attract readers and increase brand awareness. That is very important, because not only do we tell the story of our college, we strive to create a striking visual impact – using quality printing and production techniques to highlight the VCOM story, and ultimately to increase the reader’s engagement. In today’s world, you have less than a few seconds to make a first impression and draw a reader in, so the look and presentation of your publication is critically important. Acknowledgment from the ARC Awards is also important because they are globally recognized, providing a platform for the highest standards in the design industry."

Preliminary and final judges for the ARC Awards represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 90 different agencies and corporations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Click Here for a complete list of 2015 winners