UACCB’s Flanery named ‘Rising Star’ by national council


Hannah Keller Flanery, the marketing and communication coordinator at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) in Batesville has been named a 2020 “Rising Star” by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).

In the short time, she’s been on campus, Flanery has been instrumental in the marketing plan at UACCB as well as other projects of note, NCMPR said in a release, including:

  • Introducing a revamped viewbook to better reflect the student populations the college wished to recruit.
  • Updating program listings.
  • Creating a tool for students to review their annual tuition.
  • Expanding campus communications to include new social media outlets.
  • During the summer, she facilitated and launched a new UACCB website with a digital enrollment campaign that has been highly successful for fall 2020.

On top of her work as Arkansas state rep for NCMPR, Flanery presented at the organization’s District 4’s 2019 conference in Albuquerque. She and three student ambassadors presented about UACCB’s student ambassador program, including the successful weekly campus event videos.

“When I think of Hannah, I think of someone who is ethical, hardworking, and honorable,” says Deborah Frazier, UACCB chancellor and Flanery’s nominator. “Everything she does is above board and first class. Hannah’s ability to gleam best practices has led to UACCB’s success.”

Flanery constantly shares her knowledge and speaks with students about the exciting possibilities in communication and marketing, the NCMPR release said. She discusses the joy she finds in bringing an idea to life and sharing others’ stories. Her passion about her profession shines, and she carries the torch of NCMPR into UACCB and the state of Arkansas.

The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,700 members from nearly 650 colleges across the United States and Canada.

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