Hinds Community College’s Public Relations and Community Relations departments took six first place awards in the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi contest, with multimedia specialist April Garon winning the grand award in print media for her photo “Can I Have This Dance.”

Riggs Manor resident Ann Musgrove danced with Hinds Connection member Davis Barnes at the Spring Fling prom on April 22, 2019.

Garon’s photo was taken in spring 2019 at the Spring Fling prom Hinds hosted for residents of Riggs Manor in Raymond. In the photo, Hinds Connection student Davis Barnes is shown dancing with a Riggs Manor resident.

Hinds Public Relations and Community Relations employees compete against the other 14 community colleges in Mississippi.

Below is a complete listing of the awards Hinds employees won.

GRAND AWARD: Print Media: “Can I Have This Dance” photograph – April Garon

PRINT MEDIA: FIRST PLACE Newsletter: “On Campus” – Cathy Hayden, Danny Barrett Jr., Mary Rousselle and April Garon

Advertisements: “This is Hinds CC” – Mary Rousselle, Tammi Bowles and April Garon

Single Piece of Artwork – Sports: “Hinds Baseball Signees to D1” – Tracy Duncan and Nick Ammirati

Photograph: “Can I Have This Dance” – April Garon

Sports Photograph: “Eagle Flying Over A Lion” – Tracy Duncan

SECOND PLACE: Sports News Story (or series): “Hinds Dethrones No. 1 East Miss. 24-16” – Nick Ammirati

Institutional Magazine: “Hindsight” – Cathy Hayden, Jackie Granberry, Danny Barrett Jr., Tammi Bowles, Libby Posey, April Garon, Tre` Thornhill and Renee Cotton

Admission and Recruitment Piece: “CTE Program Cards” – Mary Rousselle, April Garon, Lexie Gay

Digital Art/Photo Illustration: “Flying North For The Winter” – Matthew Alford

THIRD PLACE: News Story (or series): “Hinds CC President Dr. Clyde Muse announces retirement plans”– Cathy Hayden


Web Page – Sports only: “HindsCCSports.com Web site” – Tracy Duncan, Nick Ammirati and Keller Bradford

SECOND PLACE: Multi-Media Presentation: “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” –Tre` Thornhill, Renee Cotton, Bethani England and Matthew Alford

SPECIAL CATEGORIES: SECOND PLACE Exhibits: “Joe Renfroe Stadium Banner” – Tracy Duncan, Kathy Farris, Gene Murphy, Larry Williams and Renee Cotton

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolls about 12,000 students each fall semester. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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