The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast was presented six awards in the senior division at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2012 awards luncheon May 22 in Gulfport.
The office includes Shelia White, director of university communications, Judy Isbell, director of web services, Charmaine Schmermund, assistant director of public relations, and Francesca Linthicum, assistant director of creative services.
In the category of public relations innovation, the office received the first place award for the entry, “We HUG Those Who LIKE Us on Facebook Campaign.” The office received second place in the public relations campaign category for the entry, “Stay Here. Go Far.” In the creative partners category, the office shares the first place award with artist Elizabeth Huffmaster for the entry, “Jazz and Blues Festival Art.”
Linthicum received the second place award in the viewbook category for her entry, “Viewbook 2011.” For the entry, “Coastlines,” Linthicum, along with photographer Pat Sullivan, received the second place award in the digital art/photo illustration category. Schmermund and White received the second place award in the news story category for the entry, “Buffett Family Boat Donation, Christening.”