Rose State College Awarded For Creative Marketing & Public Relations Published August 16, 2023

Pictured from left to right: Kessley Miller, Danielle Williams, Kenneth Beachler

Pictured from left to right: Kessley Miller, Danielle Williams, Kenneth Beachler

Seven OCPRA awards received for 2023 

Rose State College was recognized by the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) for its creativity in marketing and public relations at the 2023 OCPRA Annual Conference held on July 10, 2023, at the Downstream Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Rose State received seven awards across several categories, including two first-place Grand Awards. 

“The Rose State marketing and public relations team is comprised of Rose State College alumni who understand the value and experience at the college. We work together to create innovative and impactful marketing messaging that authentically represents the opportunities at Rose and truly connects with current and prospective students,” Rose State Director of Marketing Danielle Williams said. “I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments and appreciative of the recognition we have continued to receive through the OCPRA Awards Competition.” 

Rose State’s winning entries included: 

  • Grand Award (1st place) – Video Featurette – You’ll be Glad you Chose Rose Video Shoot
  • Grand Award – Special Publications – Rose State 2022 Annual Report
  • Excellence Award (2nd place) – Print or Digital Advertisement – OKC Streetcar Advertisement
  • Excellence Award – Traditional Sports Photo – Raider Women’s Volleyball Team Photo
  • Excellence Award – Larger Brochure – Lifesize ad at WinCo Grocery Stores
  • Excellence Award – Campaign Alumni/Advertising – Graduate-Themed Sticker Sheets for Alumni
  • Achievement Award (3rd place) – Direct Mail Piece – “Stick with Us” Sticker Mailer 

The OCPRA Awards Competition recognizes the best in contemporary communications from public and private educational institutions throughout the State of Oklahoma. This annual competition was created in 1992 by the OCPRA to reward achievement, recognize excellence and encourage a healthy competitive spirit by those who represent higher education to the public. Materials are submitted by individuals who work in public relations, sports information, video, development or alumni affairs at any of the state’s higher education institutions. 

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