MDOT was recently honored with the Judges’ Choice top award from PRAM. Pictured, left to right: Commissioner Mike Tagert, northern district; Susan Puckett, training coordinator, Human Resources; Jeannie Farmer, branch manager, Print Shop; Commissioner Dick Hall, central district; Susan King, visual communication manager, Print Shop; Rob Pettit, former digital media manager; Jarrod Ravencraft, public affairs director; Morgan Miller; digital media manager; Executive Director Melinda McGrath; Selena Standifer, deputy public affairs director; and Commissioner Tom King.
MDOT was recently honored with the Judges’ Choice top award from PRAM. Pictured, left to right: Commissioner Mike Tagert, northern district; Susan Puckett, training coordinator, Human Resources; Jeannie Farmer, branch manager, Print Shop; Commissioner Dick Hall, central district; Susan King, visual communication manager, Print Shop; Rob Pettit, former digital media manager; Jarrod Ravencraft, public affairs director; Morgan Miller; digital media manager; Executive Director Melinda McGrath; Selena Standifer, deputy public affairs director; and Commissioner Tom King.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) was honored at the 2017 PRism Awards during the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Annual Conference in Hattiesburg.

PRAM has a membership of over 600 public relations professionals in Mississippi from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, education, industries and other organizations. PRAM is a source of expertise and inspiration, and a forum for networking with public relations practitioners throughout the state and the region.

MDOT received the Judge’s Choice Award for its Centennial Campaign celebrating 100 years of service to the people of Mississippi. The agency also earned a PRism Award for the historic, centennial campaign and honors for individual entries including Awards of Excellence for the logo design and video series, “MDOT 100 Moments,” and a Certificate of Merit for the timeline brochure. In the digital category, MDOT received an Award of Excellent for its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education website, www.GoMDOT.com/stemeducation.

“It is an honor to tell MDOT’s story and be involved in a campaign that required such dedication, discipline and determination throughout MDOT’s centennial year,” said MDOT Public Affairs Director Jarrod Ravencraft. “This campaign represented a major historical milestone for not only MDOT, but the entire state of Mississippi, and will educate future generations for years to come.”

The PRism awards began in 2003 as a way to honor and recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations by professionals within the state of Mississippi. The awards are judged by professionals outside the geographical boundaries of the Southern Public Relations Federation in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. A Judges’ Choice and Best of Show are awarded, with the highest honor going to the PRism winners, followed by Awards of Excellence and Certificates of Merit.

“The story told throughout MDOT’s centennial year helped educate the public about the organization’s humble beginnings and its continued growth paving the way for a robust transportation system,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “I am thrilled MDOT’s efforts shown through the Centennial Campaign further promoted the good work of MDOT’s employees and helped strengthened our state’s reputation in the transportation industry.”