Jones College graduate earns CPRAM scholarship

ELLISVILLE – Jones College 2024 graduate, Jaylynn Conner continues to accumulate scholarships after being selected to receive one of only three, College Public Relations Association of Mississippi scholarships awarded recently. The Waynesboro native was selected from students applying for a scholarship provided by the membership consisting of public relations and communications professionals from the state’s community colleges and universities. Conner submitted an essay about the changes in communications, professional references and a resume’ to qualify for the $1,250 scholarship. Additionally, applicants were required to major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising, mass communications, political communications, crisis management, graphic design or another communication-oriented major, and attend one of Mississippi’s community colleges or universities.

“I am overjoyed and grateful to be receiving the CPRAM Scholarship. It is an honor to have been selected and it will be a great help as I transition to a four-year institution of learning,” said Conner, who also earned a Community College Leadership Scholarship from the University of Mississippi.

Additionally, the journalism major was selected as one of only five, Jones College students to be a Tullos Scholar. She also earned the Letter “J” Academic Award, Academic Gold Key Award for a 4.0 G.P.A., while serving as the Senior Editor for the yearbook, The Lair, and as the Editor of the student newspaper, Radionian. Conner was selected to be a member of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, and was an active member of the Philosophy Club, and she anchored and reported for the “Bobcat Broadcast” student news show.