Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 - 1:07pm

      Twenty-two students received pins Monday, May 13, signifying completion of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg.
            The pinning ceremony was held at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.
            Several students received awards. Ashley Moore of Laurel was named most outstanding OTA student. The clinical award of excellence went to Brittney Linton of Hattiesburg. Marlee Cameron of Hattiesburg and Brittney Davidson of Mendenhall received OTA scholastic awards.
            Danielle Pittman of Petal, Lacey Spiers of Hattiesburg and Kyrstan Walter of Purvis received challenge awards, Joshua Broome of Prentiss the transformation award and Kevin Floyd of Hattiesburg the MSOTA leadership award.
            OTA dean’s list awards went to Broome, Kerrie Davis of Lumberton, Linton, Kelsey Smith of Brookhaven, Spiers, Walter and Carlee Windham of Laurel. OTA president’s list awards went to Cameron, Samantha Comer of Collins, Brittney Davidson, Crystal Davis of Ocean Springs, Moore and Rene Strong of Hattiesburg.
            Other members of the class included Doug Cahill of Hattiesburg, Crystal Estrada of Long Beach, Brad Farlow of Petal, Carmen Langele of Richton, Nicole Lewis of Hattiesburg, Betsy McCoy of Carriere, and Jason Valliere of Hattiesburg.
            Department chair is Tim Pulver and OTA instructor is Debbie Goldberg.
PRCC OTA Students
Graduates of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg received pins during a ceremony on Monday, May 13, at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center. They include from left: Front row - OTA instructor Debbie Goldberg, Danielle Pittman of Petal, Renee Strong, Lacey Spiers and Marlee Cameron of Hattiesburg, Samantha Comer of Collins, Betsy McCoy of Carriere, Kerrie Davis of Lumberton and Brittney Linton of Hattiesburg. Standing - Jason Valliere of Hattiesburg, Joshua Broome of Prentiss, Brittney Davidson of Mendenhall, Ashley Moore of Laurel, Nicole Lewis and Doug Cahill of Hattiesburg, Brad Farlow of Petal, Kelsey Smith of Brookhaven, Crystal Estrada of Long Beach, Carmen Langele of Richton, Crystal Davis of Ocean Springs, Carlee Windham of Laurel, Kyrstan Walter of Purvis, Kevin Floyd of Hattiesburg and OTA department chair Tim Pulver. 

May 17, 2013 - 1:08pm

  HATTIESBURG - Sixteen students completed the two-year dental hygiene program at Pearl River Community College this semester at the Forrest County Center.
  They graduated on Wednesday, May 15, and received their pins in a ceremony later that day at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.
  Jessica Gregory of Moss Point received the Most Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Award during the ceremony. Others who received awards include:
  • Amanda Whittington of Perkinston - Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award.
  •Olivia Benoit of Biloxi - PRCC Patient Education Award.
  •Tran Diep of Biloxi - Colgate Star Student Award.
  •Mikka Knowles of Saucier - Mississippi Dental Hygienists Association Acheivement Award.
  •Nikki Hughes of Tylertown - Dr. Stanley L. Hill “Make It Happen” Award.
  Gregory, Diep and Whittington also were named to the Sigma Phil Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.
  Other graduates include Hailey Lauzon of Picayune, Kristen Meyers of Poplarville, Debra Ellis of Petal, Andrea Johnson of Wiggins, Jessica Walley of Richton, Laura Bowman of Hattiesburg, Alaxai Lai of Ocean Springs, Crystal Curtis of Sumrall, Annie Cardenas of Liberty and Vivyan Gollott of Biloxi.
  Dr. Shana Allen is program director. Instructors are Bethnie Brenner and Donna Lumm.

Graduates of the Pearl River Community College dental hygiene program at the Forrest County Center are, front row from left, Annie Cardenas of Liberty, Mikka Knowles of Saucier, Alaxai Lai of Ocean Springs; second row, Tran Diep and Vivyan Gollott, both of Biloxi, Hailey Lauzon of Picayune; third row, Laura Bowman of Hattiesburg, Debra Ellis of Petal, Olivia Benoit of Biloxi; fourth row, Nikki Hughes of Tylertown, Amanda Whittington of Perkinston, Crystal Curtis of Sumrall, Jessica Walley of Richton; fifth row, Andrea Johnson of Wiggins, Kristen Meyers of Poplarville and Jessica Gregory of Moss Point.
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