Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations Staffers Receive 2008 PRAM Awards
Thursday, May 01, 2008
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University of Southern Mississippi Marketing and Public Relations in Hattiesburg staff won eight awards at the recent Public Relations Association of Mississippi 2008 Conference.

The conference recognized public relations work in three categories: the PRism Award, work that surpasses all other entries in their categories; the Award of Excellence, exceptional work in the field; and Certificate of Merit, notable recognition for achievement in public relations.

Southern Miss recipients, by category, include

Advancement Report: Margie Jepson, Amy Martin and Joanna Keith

Award of Excellence
Feature Story -- "Social Work Student Gives Gift of Prom to Girls in Foster Care": Jeannie Peng;
Web Site development -- Undergraduate Admissions Web site: Margie Jepson, Allan Edgar, Aaron Green, Joanna Keith and Francesca David;
Public Relations Program -- 40th Anniversary Fay B. Kaigler: Jana Bryant, David Tisdale and Steve Rouse;
Internal Video -- "A Momentous Year": Steve Rouse

Certificate of Merit
Feature Story -- "Center for Spectator Sports Security Management": Jeannie Peng
Measurement -- "On Target Media Report": Jana Bryant and Margie Jepson
Feature Story -- "Southern Miss Professor Relishes, Nurtures Stereotype With Collection": David Tisdale

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