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Released April 8, 2005

Southern Miss Employees Win PRAM Awards

Long Beach - The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus announced two employees won awards at the Public Relations Association of Mississippi's Awards Luncheon April 1 in Jackson.

Shelia White, director of Marketing and Public Relations at Southern Miss Gulf Coast; and Judy Isbell, director of Web-based Marketing, together received two Certificates of Achievement. The first in the special events and observances category for "Jackson County MBA Announcement" and "A Presentation to New IHL Board Members" in the specialty report, under $2,000 category.

Isbell also received a Certificate of Excellence in the print advertising, over $500 category for the "Economist IDV Ad;" and Certificates of Achievement for interactive CD-Rom, over $1,000 category for "International Development Ph.D. Program;" and Web site, under $1,000 category for "International Development Ph.D. Program Web Site."

White received two PRisms, the organization's top award, in the news story or series category for "SimMan Joins Southern Miss Staff" and photography color category for "Culinary Arts Pumpkin Carving."

The "PRism" awards luncheon is an annual event where members are recognized for their excellent work in the field of public relations within the state. PRAM membership consists of approximately 400 public relations professionals from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, government, education, industries and others.


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April 20, 2005 2:55 PM