News by Mary Margaret Busby May 23, 2018
Holmes wins 16 awards at CPRAM Conference
Members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments brought home 16 awards from the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) annual conference held May 22 on the Holmes Ridgeland Campus.
The "Short but Sweet" themed conference featured three speakers, networking and roundtable discussion opportunities and an awards luncheon.
Mary Margaret Busby, Steve Diffey and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood from the Marketing/Recruiting Department each received awards. Holmes CC Awards Newsletter, Katherine Ellard and Stephanie Wood, "Paw Prints," first place View Book, Stephanie Wood, "Holmes at a Glance," first place Admissions & Recruitment Piece, Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood, "A Major Experience," first place Single Piece of Artwork (Sports), Steve Diffey and Stephanie Wood, "Men's Basketball Poster," second place Television Spots (60 Seconds or Less), Barin von Foregger, "Women's Basketball Teaser," first place Television Spots (60 Seconds or Less), Barin von Foregger, "African-American Literature," second place Television Programs (Any Length), Mary Margaret Busby and Barin von Foregger, "Good Stories: Micheal Edmonds – Once Bully, Always Bully," first place Television Programs (Any Length), Mary Margaret Busby and Barin von Foregger, "Good Stories: Stevelyn Robinson – Formerly Paralyzed Student Walks at Graduation," second place Multimedia Presentation, Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood, "No Place like Holmes," first place Web Page, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood, "holmescc.edu," second place Web Page (Sports), Steve Diffey and Barin von Foregger, "holmesathletics.com," second place Web Advertisements, Stephanie Wood, "Don't Mess With a Bulldog, Become One," first place New Media/Social Media, Steve Diffey and Barin von Foregger, "Men's Basketball Twitter," second place Public Relations Campaign, Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood, "Major Announcement," first place Best Overall Electronic Media, Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood, "No Place like Holmes" The University of Mississippi also won a second place award in the Senior Division Creative Partners category for a project completed in conjunction with Holmes. The "Two Plus Two Grenada Hot Dog Wrappers" entailed Ole Miss and the Holmes Grenada Campus purchasing food wrappers for a popular local food truck, Small Time Hotdogs, with promotion for the Ole Miss/Holmes 2+2 program. The Marketing/Recruiting professionals involved included Cynthia Abel, Bronwyn Martin and Stephanie Wood from Holmes as well as Jessica Hughes, Pamela Starling and Kristen Zediker from Ole Miss.
This year, Holmes had four employees on the CPRAM Board, as well. Busby served as president, Diffey as scholarship chair, Wood as awards chair and von Foregger as a junior institution representative. For the 2018-19 Board, Busby will move to the past president position, Diffey will remain scholarship chair and von Foregger will serve as vice president.
IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments who placed in the CPRAM Awards Competition. (front, left to right) Stephanie Wood, graphic designer and CPRAM awards chair; Mary Margaret Busby, public relations specialist/journalism instructor and CPRAM president; (back, left to right) Steve Diffey, director of communications/sports information and CPRAM scholarship chair and Barin von Foregger, multimedia specialist and CPRAM junior institution representative. Not pictured: Katherine Ellard, public relations specialist/alumni coordinator and Bronwyn Martin, director of marketing.