For Immediate Release – July 8, 2013
Media Contact: Chuck Cutolo
Nassau Community College Launches 'Discovery Center'
Innovative, Interactive Web-Based Marketing Touts NCC's Benefits
Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College has announced the launching of its cutting edge marketing and student enrollment management initiative, the virtual "Discovery Center at NCC." This initiative also represents a major 'Green Initiative' utilizing digital advertising delivery methods rather than paper-based.
The Discovery Center is a powerful, informative and interactive website of information and videos. It highlights the multifaceted and multidimensional value of a Nassau Community College education for anyone thinking about college, returning to college, transferring from another institution, returning home from the military, or just interested in a course or two for personal development. The Discovery Center communicates this message through a dynamic blend of technology, innovation and cost effectiveness.
In touting the benefits of the Discovery Center, Dr. Kenneth Saunders, Acting President of NCC, said, "The Center was designed and engineered for accessibility and recognizes the significance of how multiple tech savvy generations access information in this digital era. Most of our potential students have never known life without personal computers, mobile phones, and social networking sites." He added, "They are true digital aficionados for whom email, texting, and viewing video content on-line is 'first nature.' That's why we believe that the Discovery Center will serve as a most effective and efficient way for them to see how NCC is the place to go for educational excellence and career advancement."
Recognizing that access and mobility are critical to today's student, anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or computer can easily access the Discovery Center and view short video presentations by faculty and staff on such subjects as programs of study, distance education, Weekend College, library services, facilities, financial aid, admissions, veteran's affairs, athletics, and much more.
The Discovery Center can be accessed on the vast majority of computer devices and operating platforms and most Internet browsers including IE 9 and 10, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and others. NCC has also taken the lead as it relates to ADA compliance for web-based video presentations for the hearing impaired. Each video presentation has closed captioning as well as a link to a text-based transcript of the video presentation.
"We have said for many years that NCC is the place "where success starts...and continues," said Dr. Saunders. "But don't take my word for it...Come and visit our new Discovery Center at www.nccDiscover.com, and see for yourself."
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.