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Mississippi College

Jarrod Ravencraft

SPRF WANTS YOUR FEEDBACK!

This email serves the purpose to reach out to student members of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF).

Are you a student member?  Great!  Listen up.  We are in the planning phase of preparing an awesome conference for you in the charming city of New Orleans, LA in September.  But, we need your help!

We need to know, as a student member, what you want.  What motivates you to attend the annual SPRF conference?  What types of sessions do you want to see?  What is your budget?  How can we make this conference the best public relations conference you have ever attended?

So, how can you help?  Send an email to Vice President of Student Services, Meagan Shurden, to let her know you would like to participate in a survey to help her on this.

Send an email to mshurden@business.msstate.edu.

So, let me guess - you are not a student member.  Well, hey!  You can still help, too.  Make sure you participate.  Why, you ask?  Think about it.  Our students are our future leaders in the public relations field.  We have come so far to professionalize this profession.  It is vital upon us to ensure you get involved with our professional organization and stay involved.

Got questions, send Meagan Shurden an email or give her a shout at 662.325.9082.

In SPRF,

Jarrod Ravencraft, http://www.mc.edu/faculty/ravencra
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PAID INTERNSHIP AT BEAU RIVAGE:

THE HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (HIP) IS A TEN WEEK, HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS EXPLORE THE WORLD OF HOSPITALITY WHILE EXPOSING THEM TO REAL LIFE SITUATIONS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AND OPENING DOORS TO MEET EXECUTIVES, RECRUITERS AND PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS. SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE PLACED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: · HOTEL · FINANCE · FOOD AND BEVERAGE · MARKETING · CASINO · HUMAN RESOURCES · ADVERTISING · PUBLIC RELATIONS. QUALIFICATIONS: MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA OF 2.8 OR HIGHER ON A UNITED STATES 4.0 SCALE REQUIRED.

MUST CURRENTLY BE ENROLLED AS A FULL TIME STUDENT PREPARING TO ENTER HIS/HER JUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR. BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OR OLDER BY THE TIME THE PROGRAM BEGINS IF APPLICABLE. OBTAIN SCHOOL CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATION. MINIMUM 1 YEAR CUMULATIVE WORK AND/OR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE. ABILITY TO SUBMIT UNIVERSITY ISSUED TRANSCRIPTS, AUDITION TAPES/ESSAYS UPON REQUEST. MUST BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL 10 WEEK OF THE PROGRAM. TIME BASIS.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: AFTER COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION, EMAIL YOUR RESUME,TRANSCRIPT AND ONE AREA OF INTEREST TO BRGSRECRUITMENT@BEAURIVAGE.COM WITH THE SUBJECT LINE “HIP 2014”. TRANSCRIPTS CAN ALSO BE MAILED TO HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, ATTN: RECRUITMENT, 875 BEACH BLVD., BILOXI, MS 39530. COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2014. HOUSING IS NOT PROVIDED. THE 10 WEEKS INTERSHIP IS PAID AND WILL START IN JUNE 2014


Welcome to Mississippi College and the Communication Department!  I hope you enjoy your time with us and make the most of your educational journey.

About Me

I am a strategic communications professional and educator with experience in public relations, marketing, advertising and digital engagement for transportation, health care, government, non-profit and education. I am an experienced leader in managing and developing communication plans and programs. My leadership service to the public relations profession includes state, regional and national levels.

I currently serve as Director of the Public Affairs Division for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, previously served as Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross and was employed at Mississippi State Hospital for 11 years serving as Strategic Planning Director, Human Resources Director and Public Relations Director. In my career, I have worked in education, health care, nonprofit and for two of Mississippi's largest advocacy agencies. 

I have a master’s degree in communication from MC, a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College. I am also a graduate of the Mississippi State University John C. Stennis Institute of Government State Executive Development Institute and the Mississippi Certified Public Manager Program.

I am a Past President of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), a network of 1,500 public relations professionals from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. I am also a Past President of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) and the organization’s Central Chapter in Jackson, and the Mississippi Hospital Association's Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations.

Class Schedule

Spring 2014

  • JOU 333 - Journalism 1
    Mondays and Thursdays, 7:50 pm., Aven 114, Clinton Campus
  • JOU 434 - Journalism II
    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Aven 114, Clinton Campus

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