The Department of Marketing and Public Relations at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast received six awards in the senior division at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2009 awards luncheon May 18.
The department includes Shelia White, director of marketing and public relations, Judy Isbell, director of web-based marketing, Charmaine Williams, public relations associate, and Francesca Linthicum, graphic designer and communication specialist.
In the brochure category, Linthicum received first place for the Discoveries Performance Series Brochure entry. Linthicum also received the Grand Award for the entry, which is named best print media entry in the senior division.
Linthicum and Isbell received third place in the advertisement category for their work on the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale Christmas Concert Newspaper advertisement.
In the feature story category, Schmermund received third place for the Octogenarian Graduates from Southern Miss entry.
The first place award was received by the department in the creative partners category for the SoloRider Golf Cart entry. In the public relations campaign category, the department received second place for the Autism Assessment Clinic Ribbon Cutting entry.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .