The Office of Communications and Marketing staff at Mississippi Valley State University recently won seven awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held in Ocean Springs, Miss. on May 22-23.
The University’s Communiqué won a first place award in the newsletter category. On the winning team were Maxine Greenleaf, director; and Joseph Cotton, associate graphic designer.
Senior Graphic Designer John McCall won second place in the single piece artwork – sports category for his ‘Purpose’ athletic stadium banners.
Greenleaf and McCall won second place honors for the University’s commercial in the creative partners category. The commercial was a partnership with Tellos Creative based in Starkville, Miss. Both members of the team won second place honors for an admissions travel brochure and third place for an acceptance brochure. Also, the pair won first place for a single piece artwork - non sports, BB King Day poster.
Cotton, Greenleaf and D’Auna Hudson, the area’s work study student, won first place in the brochure category for a facts and figures brochure.
Greenleaf has been elected as vice president of CPRAM for the 2017-2018 term.
The team competed against other senior public and private institutions in the state of Mississippi – Alcorn State University, Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University and Mississippi College.
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. This year, the organization received over 250 entries in both divisions.