PRCC’s Marketing makes history with record breaking conference wins

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, June 1, 2023

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College’s Marketing & Communications Department receives the highest number of first place finishes while securing strong showings throughout all divisions at the 2023 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference in Oxford. The team set a new record for PRCC, bringing home 19 total awards including the Best Electronic Media – Junior Division. 

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

Individuals who were part of the PRCC marketing efforts during 2021 include Chuck Abadie, Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, Richard Gleber, Corey Guerra, Candace Harper, McKinsy Harris, Alexx Kennedy, Lucas Lymuel, Patrick Ochs, Laura O’Neill, River Roderick and Kari Eve Valence.  

“I am so proud of the accomplishments of this team,” said Harper, PRCC Vice President for Enrollment Management and Business Services. “Each year we set goals and they continuously surpass my expectations. This is the largest number of awards PRCC has received at the state level.  

“These recognitions are just one example of the combined talent we have pulled together to carry out PRCC’s message. Those at PRCC see their fantastic work throughout the halls of our college daily, on social media, in our communities, and local high schools. Their hard work and dedication make them one of the best marketing departments in the state of Mississippi and it is truly an honor to get to work alongside this talented group.” 

Awards Received by PRCC 
Grand Award: Best Electronic Media – Junior Division  
The award is given to the best entry in the junior division.   

Digital Art/Photo Illustration: 2022 Volleyball Composite – Haley Chatham, Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, River Roderick and the 2022 Volleyball Team 

Multi-Media Presentation: Pay Your Bill video – Jacob Cochran, Alexx Kennedy, and Kari Eve Valence 

Newsletter: The River is Rising Report – Chuck Abadie, Jacob Cochran, Corey Guerra, Alexx Kennedy, Laura O’Neill, River Roderick, and Kari Eve Valence 

Web Site Sports Only: – Dylan Dunaway and Richard Gleber 

Brochure: The Voices Program – Corey Guerra 

Feature Story: Career Tech Works: PRCC Supports Community’s Needs Through CTE Programs – Laura O’Neill      

Feature Story Sports: PRCC ‘was like going to the University of Alabama’ for us, Says Hall of Fame Inductee – Dylan Dunaway 

Multi-Media Presentation: Jorge Alcantara – Jorge Alcantara, Jacob Cochran, Candace Harper, Laura O’Neill, and Grisela Somerville 

Public Relations Campaign: ROAR with the BEST – Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, Corey Guerra, Candace Harper, Alexx Kennedy, Laura O’Neill, Patrick Ochs, and Kari Eve Valence 

Sport Promo/ Hype Video: Football Hype 2022 – Jacob Cochran, Dylan Dunaway, River Roderick, and the 2022 PRCC Football Team 

Viewbook/ Admissions & Recruitment Piece: PRCC Baseball Recruitment Lookbook – Corey Guerra 

Web Page: Wildcat Wonderland – Corey Guerra and Richard Gleber 

Website: – Richard Gleber 

Digital Advertisements: PRCC Baseball Championship Social Media – Corey Guerra 

New Media: The Wildcat Way Show Featuring Chris Oney – Jacob Cochran, McKinsy Harris, Chris Oney, and Kari Eve Valence  

Non-sports Promo / Hype Video: Dr. Breerwood’s First Day – Dr. Adam Breerwood, Jacob Cochran, Alexx Kennedy, Lucas Lymeul, and Kari Eve Valence 

Public Relations Innovation: Wildcat Weekly Halloween Episode – McKinsy Harris, Ron’Shea Moore, and Kari Eve Valence 

Sports News Story: Pearl River shows its DNA in road win – Dylan Dunaway 

The College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) is a consortium of public relations professionals employed at Mississippi’s public and private colleges and universities, as well as affiliated education agencies. The annual CPRAM conference includes educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and the CPRAM Awards ceremony.  

Kari Eve Valence, Director of Marketing and Recruitment for PRCC, will serve as President of the CPRAM Board for 2023 –2024. The next conference will be in Bay St. Louis in 2024. 


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