Marketing & Public Relations

The Carl Sandburg Marketing & Public Relations Office (MPR) shapes impressions of the college by creating inspiring materials showcasing and promoting the college. The award-winning MPR team consists of experts in:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Event support
  • Graphic design
  • Media relations
  • Photography
  • Publications
  • Website creation
  • Social media

To request services from the Marketing & Public Relations Office, please submit an MPR form. For questions or to set up a general meeting with a member of the MPR team, please call 309.345.8513 or email To access Sandburg and Chargers logos, templates and more, visit the Logos & Templates page


Marketing Forms

Marketing request lead times

The MPR office is here to fulfill all of your marketing and public relations needs. We kindly ask that you complete an MPR form for all marketing requests. To ensure we're able to complete your project or cover your event to the best of our ability, adequate lead time is a necessity.

Please refer to the chart below for a more accurate idea of where your project falls regarding necessary lead time to complete. 


Lead times

All lead times refer to when the items are needed in hand/posted — and do not refer to the date of the event.



 Marketing request form

If you would like to request a meeting with Marketing, have any questions or need assistance with the MPR form, please contact Sherry Morris at 309.345.8513 or

Maker Trailer requests

External requests

If you are an administrator or teacher looking to expand the minds of your students, consider bringing the Maker Trailer to your school. Simply complete the following form at least a month before you need the trailer at your location. If you have any questions, please contact Angel Rohrig at


Internal requests

If you are a current employee of Carl Sandburg College and would like to share the Maker Trailer at an event or school, simply complete the following form at least a month before the date requested. If you have any questions, contact Angel Rohrig at


Website request

The website is an ever-evolving element. If you see something that needs an update, please complete the website request form, and we will make the change accordingly.


Fall 2022
Sandburg Magazine
Spring 2021
Sandburg Magazine
Spring 2020
Sandburg Magazine
Spring 2019
Sandburg Magazine


The Marketing & Public Relations Office has earned international, national and local recognition for the college with successful entries in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) and the Annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

The Marketing & Public Relations Office won the coveted Gold Paragon Award from NCMPR five times. This award is NCMPR’s recognition of outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges. It is the only national competition of its kind that exclusively honors excellence among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. Winners hail from large, multi-campus districts as well as small institutions, from large staffs with healthy budgets, and from one-person shops with limited resources.

The Educational Advertising Awards is an international contest between two- and four-year colleges and universities, private and public. Sandburg was one out of 11 Illinois community colleges to be recognized in this international awards contest. The 3,000 entries were from more than 1,000 schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.


2015 awards

The college received bronze medallions in four categories from NCMPR:

  • Folder, for its Welcome, Next Step and Start Here series
  • Postcard (single or series), for its Discover Your Reason to Love Sandburg set
  • Original Photography-Unmanipulated, for Volleyball Conditioning, shot by Bill Gaither, coordinator of multimedia
  • Sports Brochure/Program, for its women’s basketball game program 

2014 awards

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR)

Silver Medallion, Student Success Guide


 2013 awards

28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report

MERIT – Website

MERIT — Sandburg Facebook

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR)

Gold Medallion, logo design Charger athletic mascot

Silver Medallion, Website,

Silver Medallion, Outdoor Advertising, Billboard campaign Start Here. Work There./Finish There. 


2011 awards

26th Annual Education Advertising Awards presented by the Higher Education Marketing Report

MERIT — Television Advertising/Series, See Yourself

MERIT — Radio Advertising/Single

MERIT — Total PR Do You Know (DUK)

MERIT — Total Advertising Campaign, See Yourself at CSC

Only five other Illinois Community Colleges were on the winner's list: Elgin, Harper, Joliet, Lincoln Land and Moraine Valley.


2010 awards

25th Annual Higher Education Marketing Report’s Advertising Awards

Silver Award, website. Group 2 (schools with 2,000-4,999 students.) This is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the U.S. 2,000 entries were submitted from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools in all 50 states and several foreign countries.