PRCC Marketing & Communications Department brings home 17 CPRAM awards

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Pearl River Community College Office of Marketing and Communications; 6 men and 1 woman on top row, 4 women and 1 man on bottom row

Pearl River Community College’s Marketing & Communications Department had another strong showing at the 2022 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference in Gulfport. The team brought home 17 total awards, which is a record for PRCC. 

The Junior Division Pearl River entered is comprised of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges.  

Individuals who were part of the PRCC Marketing and Communications department during 2021 include Chuck Abadie, Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, Mark Franklin, Richard Gleber, Corey Guerra, Candace Harper, Alexx Kennedy, Patrick Ochs, Laura O’Neill and Kari Eve Valence.  

“We have a talented group of individuals who cohesively understand the mission of our institution,” said Harper, PRCC Vice President for Enrollment Management and Business Services. “They work together day in and day out to ensure the message and quality we are producing is top notch. 

“I could not be prouder of the dedication and hard work that each of these individuals brings to the table.” 

Awards Listed by Category 

Digital Art/Photo Illustration: The Voices – 2nd place – Jacob Cochran  

Web Advertisements: Season Tickets Advertisements – 2nd place – Patrick Ochs, Jacob Cochran, Corey Guerra 

Web Page Sports: – 2nd place – Patrick Ochs, Dylan Dunaway, Mark Franklin 

Web Page: – 3rd place – Richard Gleber, Candace Harper, Corey Guerra 

Multi-Media Presentation: Your Impossible Moment – 3rd place – Alexx Kennedy, Jacob Cochran, Kelly Sanner 

New Media: The Wildcat Way Show – 3rd place – Kari Eve Valence, McKinsy Harris, Jacob Cochran 

Social Media: PRCC Facebook – 3rd place – Laura O’Neill, Alexx Kennedy, Richard Gleber, Patrick Ochs, Jacob Cochran 

Single Piece of Artwork: CTE Wall Wrap – 3rd place – Corey Guerra, Jacob Cochran 

Special Publications: Hall of Fame Program – 2nd place – Patrick Ochs, Jacob Cochran, Corey Guerra, Dylan Dunaway 

Admissions & Recruitment Piece: ADN Flyer – 3rd place – Corey Guerra, Jacob Cochran 

Feature Story Sports: Jake Smith – 2nd place – Patrick Ochs   

News Story Sport: PR Runs Wild Over Holmes on Homecoming – 1st place – Patrick Ochs 

News Story Sports: No. 3 PR Sweep in Southwest – 2nd place – Dylan Dunaway 

Sports Photography: Diving Catch – 3rd place – Patrick Ochs 

Radio Spots: Rise with The River – 2nd place – Kari Eve Valence, Jacob Cochran 

Radio Spots: Next Level – 3rd place – Kari Eve Valence, Jacob Cochran  

PR Campaign: Happy to Help – 1st place – Candace Harper, Laura O’Neill, Patrick Ochs, Jacob Cochran, Corey Guerra, Dylan Dunaway, Richard Gleber  

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Image reflects all who worked in or with the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Top Row Left to Right: Chuck Abadie,  Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, Richard Gleber, Corey Guerra and Candace Harper.
Bottom Row Left to Right: 
McKinsy Harris, Alexx Kennedy, Patrick Ochs, Laura O’Neill and Kari Eve Valence.  

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.