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CLINTON, MS - Mississippi College’s public relations staff received seven awards from one of the nation’s premier higher education organizations.


The awards came at the annual conference of District III of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in New Orleans.


CASE represents more than 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 68 countries. District III institutions include colleges and universities in Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, and Kentucky.


“Winning these awards at the CASE conference is a tribute to the vision, hard work, and dedication of Mississippi College’s creative team,” said Tracey Harrison, the university’s public relations director.


“I consider being a part of this group of professionals an honor and a privilege,” Harrison said following the February 21-23 conference in the Crescent City.


In the category of electronic newsletters, blogs and tabloids, Mississippi College’s “Online Beacon” magazine was the winner of the grand award accepted by university webmaster Justin Garcia. The College of Charleston and Western Carolina University were the other two finalists.


The Mississippi College Law School admissions viewbook received the grand award and the school’s alumni magazine “Amicus” received the award of excellence.


”We are delighted to accept these awards that represent the hard work of our creative team,” said Dana Terry, the MC Law school’s public relations director.


MC also received a special merit award for the university’s “Christmas E-Card” crafted by webmaster Justin Garcia.


The “Beacon” magazine and MC’s scholarship banquet materials “Make the Forbes List” also received awards of excellence. The magazine staff includes editor Tracey Harrison, contributing editor Marlo Kirkpatrick, designer Alecia Porch, photographer Robby Followell, Along College Street Editor Andy Kanengiser, Web developer Justin Garcia, videographer Ethan Milner, and Class Notes contributors Tracy May, Amy Rowan and Lisa Williams.


The CASE District III mission statement is to enhance the effectiveness of professionals in alumni relations, fund-raising, communications and others in its region. At the New Orleans conference, District III professionals met with their counterparts in District IV, including institutions in states such as Texas and Oklahoma.


Earlier in February, Mississippi College’s public relations staff received a total of 13 ADDY awards at the meeting of the American Advertising Federation of Jackson. There were nine awards including Best of Show for print for the main campus in Clinton and four others for the MC School of Law in Jackson.


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Photo: MC Law Director of Public Relations Dana Terry and Webmaster Justin Garcia