December 17, 2014  

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Southern Miss Communications Team Wins Several Awards at Annual Conference

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The "Parent Handbook" won the Grand Prize for Print Media Award at the annual CPRAM Conference in Gulfport.

The Office of Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi captured 11 awards – including a Grand Award for Print Media -- during the 2013 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 20-21 in Gulfport, Miss.

Competing in the Senior Division among Mississippi universities, Southern Miss took home the Grand Award for its “Parent Handbook.” The judges called the submission a “Home run.”

Southern Miss collected first-place awards in the following categories:

  • Admissions and Recruitment Piece: “Parent Handbook” (Hillary Lovinggood, Brittney Westbrook, Lynn McCarver, Heather Graves, Susan Scott)
  • Viewbook: “High School Travel Piece” (Kate Stanley, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves, Susan Scott, Kat VanSkiver)
  • Special Publications: “2013 High School Onebook” (Hillary Lovinggood, Brittney Westbrook, Lynn McCarver, Heather Graves, Susan Scott, Kat VanSkiver). Said the judges: “Outstanding! Presents important info in an interesting way.”
  • Brochure: “2012-13 Theatre Season Brochure” (Kate Stanley, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves)
  • Single Piece of Artwork (Sports): “President’s Countdown to Kickoff Mail Suite” (Hillary Lovinggood, Brittney Westbrook, Lynn McCarver, Heather Graves, Amy Martin). Said the judges: “Terrific design! Each piece complements the other.”

Other awards presented to Southern Miss staffers included the following:

  • Second Place, Viewbook: “College of Business Viewbook” (Blayne Ward, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves, Van Arnold)
  • Second Place, Admissions and Recruitment Piece: “Direct Mail Pieces for Admission” (Kat VanSkiver, Brittney Westbrook, Lynn McCarver, Heather Graves, Kate Stanley, Hillary Lovinggood, Susan Scott)
  • Second Place, Special Publications: “Career Services Guide” (Blayne Ward, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves)
  • Second Place, Single Piece of Artwork (Non-sports): “2012-13 Theatre Advertisement Posters” (Kate Stanley, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves)
  • Third Place, Single Pierce of Artwork (Non-sports): “University President’s Thanksgiving Card” (Blayne Ward, Lynn McCarver, Brittney Westbrook, Heather Graves)