Communications and Marketing team brings home five CPRAM awards

May 29, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University’s Office of Communications and Marketing staff recently won five awards during the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s annual conference, hosted May 22 in Ridgeland.

MVSU’s “Valley in Motion” commercial won first place in the Senior Division-Television Spots category. The winning team included Brittany Davis-Green, director; John McCall, senior graphic designer; Joseph Cotton, associate graphic designer; Shanae Curry, project coordinator; and Donell Maxie, communications specialist.    

The University’s Communiqué won second place in the Senior Division-Newsletter category. On the winning team were Davis-Green, Cotton and Maxie.

McCall and Cotton won first place in the Single Piece Artwork (Sports) category for their “ONE GOAL. ONE TEAM. ONE VALLEY.” athletic stadium banners. 

Cotton also won first place in the Single Piece Artwork (Non-Sports) category for his piece “Past, Present, Future.”

Maxie won second place in the Feature Story- Senior Division for his 2017 Graduation series.

Davis-Green received the first place and second place awards in the Junior Division-Feature Story category for pieces she wrote while previously serving as the Chief Communications Officer for Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.

CPRAM promotes excellence in public relations at public and private four and two-year educational institutions in the state. Mississippi’s four-year institutions compete in the senior division and community colleges in the junior division.

More than 100 entries from 12 senior public and private institutions in the state of Mississippi participated in this year’s awards competition.