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Breerwood leads first professional develoment session

  POPLARVILLE - The 2017-18 year at Pearl River Community College kicked off Monday with new president Dr. Adam Breerwood presiding over professional development meetings.
  All employees from custodians to vice presidents assembled in the Brownstone Center for the Arts to hear Breerwood base a message on the exploits of Hernan Cortez.
  The Spanish explorer ordered his crews burn their boats when they landed in Mexico to conquer the Aztecs and explained they would return home in boats seized from the Aztecs.

Register Aug. 10 and 11 for fall semester

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will have open registration Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, at all locations.
  Registration at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg and at the Poplarville campus will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Hours at the Hancock Center in Waveland will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  The class schedule can be viewed at www.prcc.edu. Click on the Academics tab at the top of the page and the class schedule link on the left.
  Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14.

Practical nursing students finish course

  POPLARVILLE- Graduates of the Pearl River Community College practical nursing course on the Poplarville campus and at the Forrest County Center received their certificates and pins during a ceremony on Thursday, July 27 at White Coliseum in Poplarville.
  They are now eligble to take the state licensing exams and go to work.
  Tyler Wagner of Slidell, La., was recognized as valedictorian of the Poplarville class, a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and special honors graduate. Salutatorian Hilary Smith of Petal graduated with honors.

Bridge to College ends with awards

  POPLARVILLE - Twenty-five students celebrated completion of the Bridge to College program at Pearl River Community College on Thursday, July 27, during an awards luncheon.
  Miles Gay of Lumberton received the outstanding achievement award from Georgia Field, director of PRCC Student Support Services.
  Other award winners were John “Jack” Hayes of Picayune, basic communication; Ethan Wicktom of Petal, math; Colton Guidry of Picayune, community college survival skills; and Destiney Horton of Picayune, hashtag award for photos used to make a class slide show.

Welding to meet at Hancock Center at night

  Pearl River Community College will offer a night welding class at the Hancock Center in Waveland during the fall semester.
  The class will meet from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, starting Aug. 14 and ending Dec. 6.
  Cost is $250 with $50 due with the application and the remaining $200 by the first day of class.

Electrical classes to be taught in Jefferson Davis County

  Pearl River Community College will teach electrical classes at the Jeff Davis VocTech Center during the 2017-18 academic year.
  The classes will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday nights, beginning Sept. 5 and ending May 15. The center is at 5082 Highway 42 in Carson.
  The class offers applications for NCCER credentials in core curriculum and Electrical Levels I and II. Cost is $250.

CNA course offered in Jefferson Davis County

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer a certified nursing assistant course at the Jefferson Davis County Career and Technical Center during the fall semester.
  The class will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 15 and ending Nov. 2.
  Only 12 students will be accepted. Students must be 18 before Aug. 15 and provide their own maroon uniforms.
  Cost for the course is $275 and includes a workbook and fee for the state licensing examination.

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