The Coahoma Community College Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) recently attended the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2023 Conference held in Oxford, Mississippi, May 21-23.

The unit placed in five categories during the conference's award ceremony.

CPRAM is a consortium of public relations professionals employed at Mississippi’s public and private colleges and universities and other 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.

“Though awards like this never truly measure the impact and reach of your work, it still is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for your efforts,” said Hardy. “Our communications and marketing team is staffed with top-notch professionals who 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 worked to elevate the CCC brand and create a consistent look and messaging for the over 74-year-old institution.

“The Coahoma brand is on the rise, and we are deliberate in our planning and the execution of 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:

Non-Sport Promo/Hype Video

First Place – Marching Maroon Typhoon Recruitment Promo – Marriel C. Hardy

Feature Story

First Place – It All Starts at Coahoma – Jasalyn Lucas

Sports Feature Story

First Place – It’s More Than a Game – Bradley Charles

New Media

Second Place – The Men of the Mississippi Delta Are Cooking Email Blast – Marriel C. Hardy

News Story

CCC Launches Student-Led Multimedia Program

Third Place – Marriel C. Hardy