Coahoma Community College Receives Seven Awards at the 2024 CPRAM Conference

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BY ALEXUS HUNTER | MAY 22, 2024

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) – Coahoma Community College’s Communications & Marketing Department had a stellar performance at the 2024 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference, held from May 18-20 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Competing against numerous institutions from across the state, the team proudly brought home seven awards, underscoring their exceptional work and dedication to promoting the college.

This year’s CPRAM conference saw participation from a wide array of colleges and universities, all vying for recognition in various categories that celebrate excellence in public relations, marketing, and communication efforts. The event served as a platform for professionals to showcase their most creative and impactful projects undertaken in the past year.

Individuals who were part of the CCC Communications and Marketing department during 2024 include Alexus Hunter, Ezra Howard, Jasalyn Lucas, Andranita Williams, Bryce Perry, and Sharon Butler. Their collective efforts and innovative approach were pivotal in earning these accolades.

“We have a talented group of individuals who cohesively understand the mission of our institution,” said Hunter, CCC Chief Communications Officer. “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 bring to the table.”

Awards Listed by Category
– Web Page Sports: [www.coahomacc.edu/golftournament/](http://www.coahomacc.edu/golftournament/) – 2nd place – Ezra Howard
– Multi-Media Presentation: Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – 3rd place – Andranita Williams with the support of the team
– Digital Advertisements: Fall 2nd 8 Weeks Session – 3rd place – Jasalyn Lucas
– Digital Advertisements: Media Day – Meet the Tigers – 1st place – Ezra Howard
– Sports Media Guide: Coahoma Football Homecoming 2023 – 2nd place – Ezra Howard
– Single Piece of Artwork/Sports: The Family That Preyz – 3rd place – Ezra Howard
– Electronic Media: Meet the Tigers Media Day – Grand Award 2024 – Ezra Howard

These awards are presented to two-year and four-year institutions in Mississippi that showcase their work from January 1, 2023, to December 1, 2023.

The two-day CPRAM conference featured an array of informative sessions and workshops designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of marketing and communications professionals in the higher education sector. Key discussions and presentations included:

– Toning Voice for the College: Exploring how branding conveys the institution’s message and values.
– Branding in Higher Education: Strategies for effective branding to attract and retain students.
– Training for Templates and Canva Basics: Essential training on using templates and Canva for creating professional marketing materials.
– Digital Marketing Strategies: Insights into successful digital marketing campaigns and best practices.
– Data Report for Social Media: Analysis and insights from a third-party vendor on social media performance and engagement metrics.

Participants had the opportunity to network with peers from various institutions, share best practices, and learn from industry experts. The conference aimed to equip attendees with the latest tools and strategies to effectively promote their institutions and engage with their communities.

The awards won by CCC are a testament to the team’s creativity, hard work, and commitment to excellence in communicating the college’s mission and values. These achievements reflect not only on the individuals involved but also on the institution’s dedication to maintaining high standards in all its outreach and engagement efforts.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Alexus Hunter
Chief Communications Officer
(662) 621-4061

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