COAHOMA, MS – The Coahoma Community College Office of Communications and Marketing recently attended the virtual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2021 Conference, placing in 11 categories during its award ceremony.

CPRAM is a consortium of public relations professionals employed at Mississippi’s public and private colleges and universities and affiliated education agencies. The organization provides opportunities for professional development and peer collaborations.

Marriel C. Hardy, chief communications officer, is honored to see OCM be awarded alongside many talented marketing and communication units from across the state.

“It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for your efforts,” said Hardy. “Our communications and marketing team is staffed with top-notch professionals that selflessly give of themselves daily!”

The unit, which is tasked with the management of Coahoma’s marketing, public relations, and social media creation and strategy, has grown in recent years. OCM has work to elevate the CCC brand and create a consistent look and messaging for the over 70-year-old institution.

“The Coahoma brand is rising, and we are deliberate in our planning and the execution our strategies,” added Hardy. “Because of this, we are able to create clear and accurate messaging and visually appealing graphics and multi-media presentations. We are proud of the work we are entrusted to do, and I am proud of the team that we have in place.”

OCM placed and received awards in the following categories:

Feature Story Second Place – “Coahoma Community College: Envisioning the Next 70 Years”Sports Feature Story First Place – “The Chosen One!” 
Admissions and Recruitment Piece Second Place – “Your Dream. Your Success. Our Mission Mailer” Third Place – “CCC Recruitment Flyer”Annual Report First Place – “President’s Report 2019-2020”
Single Piece Artwork – Sports Third Place – “Fall 2020 Football Schedule”Radio Programs First Place – “Coahoma Chatcast: Interview with the President
Multi-Media Presentation Third Place – “You Belong at Coahoma”Web Page Second Place – “CCC Persist Web Page”
Web Advertisements Second Place – “Homecoming 2020 Save the Date”GRAND AWARDS JUNIOR DIVISION Print Media: “The Chosen One!”

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About Coahoma Community College
Coahoma Community College is a two-year, accredited, public, comprehensive institution of higher learning committed to serving as a catalyst for community and economic development in the rural, Northwest Mississippi Delta region and beyond. The college provides accessible, diverse, quality, equitable educational opportunities and support services that foster holistic growth in a student-centered learning environment. The college is committed to preparing students for college or university transfer and entry into a skilled workforce. For more information, visit www.coahoma.edu.

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