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PRCC plans for future in Hancock County

November 17, 2017 - 1:21pm -- admin

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s long-range plan is to build a new college in Hancock County in an effort to offer higher education opportunities that would aid local industry as well as the coastal workforce.

That goal received a $2.5 million boost this week when the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced that PRCC was one of the 19 new projects that will benefit from BP and Deepwater Horizon oil spill money.

PRCC hosting big band Christmas show Nov. 28

November 17, 2017 - 10:25am -- admin

POPLARVILLE - The big band sound comes to Poplarville on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a performance by Denver and the Mile High Orchestra.
The group will bring its Merry and Bright Christmas show to the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Pearl River Community College campus.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25 and $20 and can be purchased through at any time.
The PRCC box office (601 403-1180) will be open Nov. 28 to reserve tickets for pick up at the door.

Innovative PRCC programs provide path to jobs

November 9, 2017 - 2:09pm -- admin

POPLARVILLE - A variety of innovative programs are giving Pearl River Community College career technical students advantages in entering the workforce.
The first community college in the state to become a registered apprenticeship sponsor, PRCC also offers internships and a pathway to work for the previously unskilled.
“Our lineman program is set as a registered apprenticeship program so that entry-level employees can use the training they received here on the apprenticeship pathway,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president for workforce and economic development.

Homecoming celebrates PRCC's roots

October 23, 2017 - 9:18am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College brought old friends together, made memories for future Wildcats and celebrated homecoming Saturday, Oct. 21, with an upset victory over a long-time rival.
  Men who played for Coach Dobie Holden from 1948-66 were on hand to see five fellow athletes inducted into the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame. They also saw Carmen Douglas of Sumrall crowned homecoming queen and the Wildcats beat the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs 31-27.

PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

October 19, 2017 - 10:37am -- admin

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College enrolled more than 4,800 students this fall, a 6.3 percent increase over last fall, a sign that the two-year school continues to attract students in search of a quality education at an affordable price.
Figures compiled through Oct. 14 show 4,824 students enrolled at one of the three PRCC campuses, satellite locations or on line.

Exhibit features Picayune women's works

October 19, 2017 - 8:21am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The works of a mother-daughter team of artists from Picayune are featured in an exhibit at Pearl River Community College.
  Annette Lestremau and her daughter, Shannon Catoire, have both taken courses from PRCC art instructor Charleen Null.
  The exhibit includes Lestremau’s sketches and wood carvings and Catoire’s photographs.


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