What an AMAZING YEAR it has been … so far!! Huge kudos to the SVC Marketing and Communications team! They are excited to share two of their many outstanding accomplishments this year!

James Walters

First of all, please join us in congratulating  James Walters, Director of Marketing and Communications at SVC, who has been selected as the director of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 7. James began his two-year appointment at NCMPR’s national conference in Las Vegas, a role previously held by Aimee Metcalf, College Relations Assistant Director at Central Oregon Community College. Before becoming NCMPR District 7 Director, James served on the District 7 Executive Council as the Medallion Awards Coordinator.

A resident of Bellingham, Washington, James has over 23 years of experience in marketing and 19 years in higher education. His current duties at SVC involve overseeing the College’s web presence, brand standards and guiding the design team.

James graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration from City University of Seattle, graduating with high honors.

James’ role as NCMPR District 7 Director includes planning and leading the fall 2018 conference for member colleges, which will include speakers and presentations about marketing and communications in the community college setting. “Go Beyond In Boise” will take place in Boise, Idaho in October. SVC will also join other District 7 community and technical colleges and compete in the fall Medallion Awards.

SVC Marketing and Communications and SVC Foundation represented by Don Cairns, Peter Goodrich, Marcus Badgley, Kelly Reep, James Walters, and Anne Clark

Also, at this year’s NCMPR national conference, the SVC team received national recognition, earning a Gold Paragon for the SVC Foundation’s Employee Giving email. It was submitted in the Digital/Electronic Media category. NCMPR’s Paragons are the only regional competition that honors excellence exclusively among public relations and marketing professionals at two-year colleges.






NCMPR has more than 1,550 members representing more than 650 community and technical colleges from across the United States, Canada, and other countries.