A Mississippi State University communication team recently garnered four top awards at the Southern Public Relations Federation conference in Huntsville for their efforts at increasing the message and visibility of MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Along with college staff, students in the Department of Communication took top SPRF awards for their hands-on projects in the classroom.
The CAS communication team––led by Karyn Brown, assistant dean for communication and media and also an instructor in MSU’s Department of Communication––received Awards of Excellence for the CAS Vision podcast, Vision television show, and 2022 edition of Vision magazine. The overall “Vision” branding campaign––incorporating print media, television and podcasts––won a Lantern Award, the highest level of achievement.
“I am so proud of the work our team produced on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences. Being judged by our peers and recognized by SPRF as award-worthy validates the efforts we put into making our college the best it can be,” said Brown.
Joining Brown in the winning efforts were Kelli Anthony, MSU communication instructor who coordinates and executes graphic design strategy for “Vision” branding; Sam Kealhofer, CAS Dean’s Office coordinator for communications and research support who produces the Vision podcast and Vision television show; and Sarah Nicholas, CAS Dean’s Office communication specialist who is Vision magazine editor.
CAS Dean Rick Travis said the dedication of the communication team is “commendable and appreciated.”
“The College of Arts and Sciences applauds and congratulates the team, not only for their hard work, but their dedication to the advancement of arts and sciences,” said Travis.