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CLS marketing team poses with OCPRA awards

CLS was recognized with three marketing awards at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) banquet in July.

The OCPRA awards competition recognizes the best in contemporary communications from educational institutions—both public and private— throughout Oklahoma. This annual competition was created in 1992 to reward achievement, recognize excellence and encourage a healthy competitive spirit by those who represent higher education to the public. This year, 498 entries were submitted from 40 higher education institutions from across the state.

The spring 2015 issue of Insight was awarded the prestigious Grand Award in the Magazine category. The issue focused on leadership and also won the Excellence Award for the cover design category. John Huggins (editor-in-chief), Mary Wuestewald (managing editor), Traci Fuller Jimerson (art director/designer) and Jerry Jerman (executive editor) contributed to the issue.

CLS marketing’s Mary Wuestewald also received the Achievement Award in the Blogs/Editorial/Column category for her blog piece “10 Major Benefits of Being a Sooner.”

“I’m extremely excited for the recognition for the College of Liberal Studies marketing team,” said James Pappas. “The honors are well deserved and didn’t come without hard work and a group of talented people.”

OCPRA’s mission is to bring together professional communicators from both public and private institutions of higher education in Oklahoma with a single focus: promoting higher education in this state as a means to enrich its citizens and economy. College and university public relations professionals participate as OCPRA members and form a network for sharing ideas and resources.

This piece was originally published on and was edited with permission for the winter issue of Insight magazine.

The College of Liberal Studies is a fully accredited academic unit of the University of Oklahoma, offering 100% online, hybrid and onsite bachelor's and master's degrees for working adults and non-traditional students.

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