NCK Tech is proud to offer students hands-on opportunities that open doors to
successful futures. Now, the good news is reaching even more students, thanks to a collaboration
with a Manhattan, Kansas advertising firm.

502 Media Group created a magazine targeting prospective students, highlighting outstanding current
students, exciting campus experiences and tips for navigating college life. This magazine recently
won a Gold American Advertising Award, or ADDY.

The ADDYs is the advertising industry’s largest award competition. Entries receiving gold awards
move on to the district competition, competing against advertising work from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri
and Nebraska.

Mari Tucker, marketing/foundation director for NCK Tech, said the response to the magazine has been
extremely positive in a variety of audiences.

“It’s really resonating with segments of the population outside our students, including alumni and
prospective donors,” she said. “I enjoyed compiling the information and watching it grow in a new,
student-focused format.”

NCK Tech prides itself on developing immediately accessible skills leading to high-tech careers.
With 24 programs of study spread out over two campuses in Beloit and Hays, NCK Tech provides an
education leading to rewarding and challenging experiences.

“Our students have opportunities similar to four-year universities with extremely high job
placement,” said Eric Burks, NCK Tech president. “It’s important to us to spread that word to as
many students as possible, and in a way that is both informative and engaging.”

Blade Mages, 502 Media creative director, said he and his team share NCK Tech’s passion for
creating tailored products to advance the goals of businesses, large and small.

“We’re grateful for the partnerships we have with our clients, including NCK Tech,” said Mages.
“When our clients succeed in their goals, we consider that a 502 Media success, as well.”

A full version of NCK Tech: The Magazine can be viewed on their website at

NCK Tech is currently accepting new students for the 2015 semester at both
their Hays and Beloit campuses. 502 Media Group is available to serve the advertising needs of
local, statewide and national clients. Learn more about the
team’s work or set up a meeting at