By CHUCK ABADIE
Director of Public Relations
Brendan Massey had to face challenges early in his life. The illnesses started as early as the fifth grade.
Massey, 19, a sophomore Phi Theta Kappa student at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center, has had to face challenges that might sideline the average student. In just his short time as a PRCC student, he has been hospitalized six times – once for a heart condition – from one to four days at a time.
By CHUCK ABADIE
POPLARVILLE - More than 100 Pearl River Community College students received scholarships for the fall semester through the PRCC Development Foundation..
Recipients and scholarship donors met each other early in the semester at the annual Scholarship Dinner hosted by the foundation.
Scholarships and the recipients include:
Samuel Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Olalekan Akinyokunbo of Columbia.
POPLARVILLE - Forty-four Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing students received diplomas and pins in a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.
Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, presented the diplomas after reminding the graduates to be life-long learners and good representatives of PRCC.
The graduates are now eligible to take licensing exams to become registered nurses.
Pearl River Community College will be the host site for an 80-hour intensive training course for those interested in manufacturing careers.
The Pine Belt Works Basic Manufacturing Certificate Program will start on Thursday, Jan. 19, at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg.
The five-week program meets from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $60. Students will complete hands-on learning activities and become familiar with basic manufacting processes and workplace rules.
Pearl River Community College’s dental hygiene program is ranked among the country’s best by the website Community for Accredited Online Schools.
PRCC’s program is ranked 34th out of the 50 two-year colleges in the survey.
The PRCC program is a two-year, traditional classroom program with a heavy emphasis on clinical work under the direction of Dr. Shana Allen. It is taught at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg.
The only other two-year Mississippi college ranked by the website is Meridian Community College at number 50.
WAVELAND - Pearl River Community College will offer an evening welding class during the spring semester at the Hancock Center in Waveland.
The class will meet from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, beginning Jan. 9 and ending May 4. Classes meet in the Hancock Center welding shop at 454 Highway 90, Waveland.
Cost for the course is $250 with $50 due when the application is turned in and the remainder by the first day of class.