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Mississippi Symphony returning to PRCC

March 6, 2015 - 12:12pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra makes a return visit to Pearl River Community College on March 24.
  MSO performed for a packed house at the grand opening of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in September 2013.
  The symphony will present a similar program of light classical music along with many recognizable show tunes.

Marjory Thrash honored at conference

March 6, 2015 - 12:05pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College English instructor Marjory Thrash has been named the MS Virtual Community College Instructor of the Year.
  Thrash, who started teaching online in 2000, received the award and $1,000 at the Creating Futures Through Technology conference in Biloxi.
  She was one of the first instructors in the state to teach online. 

PRCC hosts Science Olympiad

February 23, 2015 - 8:15am -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - With shattering bridges and soaring gliders, middle and high school students competed Saturday, Feb. 21, at Pearl River Community College to advance to the Science Olympiad state competition.
  About 300 students from schools throughout South Mississippi competed in a variety of disciplines, including earth and space science, physical science and chemistry, technology and engineering and inquiry and the nature of science.

PRCC to host band clinic

February 20, 2015 - 12:45pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Approximately 300 middle school and high school musicians will be on the Pearl River Community College campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, for the annual PRCC Band Clinic.
  The students from 33 schools will try out Friday afternoon for placement in one of three bands. Clinicians are Elva Kaye Lance, director of bands at Mississippi State University; Matthew Pickering,  assistant director at Pearl High School; and Brian Joyce, assistant director at South Jones High School.

PRCC hosts Skills USA high school competition

February 19, 2015 - 3:10pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Hundreds of South Mississippi high school students traveled to Pearl River Community College Thursday, Feb. 19, for Skills USA regional competition.
  The winners advance to state competition next month in Jackson.
  Competition categories, the winners and the schools they attend are as follows:
  Architectural drafting - Tyler Hoomes, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Savannah Wilson, Hancock County Vo-Tech, second; James Terry, Forrest County Agricultural High School, third.

PTK inductions at PRCC-Forrest County Center

February 18, 2015 - 11:56am -- admin

HATTIESBURG - New members of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society were inducted Feb. 9 at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College. They include from left: Seated – Tyler Abney of Purvis, Mailahn Andrews of Hattiesburg, Cristal Bolanos of Monticello, Devin Boudreaux of Petal, Destiny Broome of Sumrall, Christina Byrd of Petal, Kadesha Coleman of Canton, Ryleigh Collins of Slidell, La., Cori Cook of Sumrall, Ashley Creel of Columbia, Darien Croom, Brianna Dillon, Jodie Dixon, Sjhon Elliott and Barbara Gipson, all of Hattiesburg.

Dease to speak at Black History Month events

February 18, 2015 - 8:46am -- braswell

  Clyde Dease Jr. of Picayune, a former teacher and retired NASA scientist, will be the guest speaker at two Black History Month Observances at Pearl River Community College.
  Dease will speak about “To Mars and Back, Maybe” at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. The program will be in the multipurpose room in Building 5.
  He will also discuss “Remembering the 20th Century while Writing the 21st” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, on the Poplarville Campus. The program will be in the West Dining Room of the Olivia Bender Cafeteria.


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