Holmes receives 11 CPRAM Awards

Members of the Communications and Marketing/Recruiting Departments of Holmes Community College brought home 11 awards from the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference held Sunday through Tuesday in Ocean Springs.

Steve Diffey, Mary Margaret Busby and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Stephanie Wood and Barin von Foregger from the Marketing/Recruiting Department along with former employees Hilliary O'Briant and Jim Tomlinson each received awards.

Awards

  • Sports News Story, Steve Diffey, Graphic Edge Bowl game story, first place
  • Sports News Story, Steve Diffey, Graphic Edge Bowl game preview, second place
  • Newsletter, Katherine Ellard, Stephanie Wood, Jim Tomlinson and Hilliary O'Briant, Pawprints, first place
  • Brochure, Stephanie Wood, EMS brochure, third place
  • Television Spots, Barin von Foregger and Steve Diffey, WLBT Bookend for Academic Classes, first place
  • Television Spots, Barin von Foregger and Steve Diffey, WLBT Bookend for Career-Technical Classes, third place
  • Radio Programs, Steve Diffey, Josh West and Chris Ebelhar, Graphic Edge Bowl Game, first place
  • Web Page, Barin von Foregger and Jim Tomlinson, MyHolmes, first place
  • Web Page, Barin von Foregger and Jim Tomlinson, Holmescc.edu, second place
  • New Media/Social Media, Mary Margaret Busby and Barin von Foregger, HCC Grid (blog.holmescc.edu), first place
  • Grand Award, Television Spots, Barin von Foregger and Steve Diffey, WLBT Bookend for Academic Classes

"As you can see by the results of this year's competition, we have an amazing team (both Communications and Marketing/Recruiting)," District Director of Communications Steve Diffey said. "We work very hard for Holmes Community College and see results every day so this is just icing on the cake of the products we put out for Holmes. We are appreciative of the tools given to us by Dr. Jim Haffey and the Board of Trustees to do our jobs."

"To receive recognition in eight categories represents the exemplary talent amongst our team members," Director of Marking and Recruiting Bronwyn Martin said. "Recognized as first place winners in seven categories, Holmes Community College ranked in the top amongst our peers.

"Despite the small staff, these accomplishments showcase the innovation, cooperation, and commitment to quality work," she said. "We are especially flattered to have been acknowledged with the Grand Award for Electronic Media. What a compliment to receive this coveted honor."

 

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