University of Southern Mississippi's Jenny Watson, Angela Cutrer,
Lisa Mader and Valerie Craig won the "Public Relations Innovations"
first-place award for the recently completed university-wide "Southern
Miss Web Design Project." The recognition was one of 17 brought
home by The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Marketing
and Public Relations from the College Public Relations Association
of Mississippi (CPRAM) annual conference held May 24-25 in Natchez.
excited about the acknowledgment from CPRAM," said Mader, director
of Southern Miss marketing and public relations. "It's a terrific
showing of the employees of the Department of Marketing and Public
Relations at Southern Miss."
assistant director for news and marketing, won first place in sports
stories with his "Southern Miss football team chaplain gives
Golden Eagles spiritual lift" and second place with his "Chattanooga
man's love for Southern Miss football team inspires donation."
The Gulf Coast's manager of marketing and recruitment, Catherine
Sliman, won first in advertisements with her "Experience the
Tradition," and Melanie Kemp, marketing and financial affairs
manager, and Kellie Burnham, graphic designer in Publication and
Printing Services, won second place in the viewbook category for
"Southern Miss Comprehensive Piece."
manager Steve Rouse won first place in black-and-white photography
for "Camerata Rehearsal" and first place in digital/art
photography for "Color Guard Supports Troops." Rouse's
"Institutional Spot 2003" won third in television spots,
and he and Mader won third in television programs for "Year
The Gulf Coast's
director of public relations and recruitment, Shelia White, and
public relations coordinator, Christopher Rolley, won third place
for public relations campaigns for "Ride to the Rock,"
and Kemp and Rouse won second place in the exhibits category for
"University Display Stand." Watson, Web developer, also
won second place in Web pages for "Southern Miss Marketing
and PR Web Site."
director for news and marketing, won first place in feature stories
with "An Uncommon Man." She took home first place in the
PowerPoint presentation category for "AP Style in a PR World,"
while Rouse and Mader placed second for "Brand Identity."
In the tabloid
publication category, Cutrer and Kemp won second for the October
and November editions of "Update." In the creative partners
category, Mader, Cutrer and Kemp worked with Beau Rivage's Mary
Cracchiolo; Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations assistant
Leigh Anne Wilson and editorial assistant Landy Laird; Symphony
Orchestra Director Jay Dean; and the College of Arts and Letters'
Angela Kilcrease to take home the first-place award for "Placido
Domingo to Perform."