PRCC receives Foundation grant for Women’s Health Symposium

October 26, 2012 - 9:54am -- admin

POPLARVILLE - The Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of the Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium.

Foundation officials recently approved a $17,000 grant to help fund the symposium, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, on the Poplarville campus.

“The foundation has been a part of this important endeavor for the past few years,” said Dr. Ted Alexander, chief executive officer. “The evaluations of symposium activities by participants are indicative of this important assistance rendered to constituents and even broader participation throughout South Mississippi. We are pleased to be a part of what the symposium has to offer.”

The 2013 Women’s Health Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Barb Bancroft. The author of Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease, she is executive director and president of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and healthcare professionals based in Chicago.

“One of the primary purposes of the Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium is to raise the awareness of women in this region regarding the need for changes in lifestyles in order to improve the personal health and fitness of our citizens,” said Dr. Becky Askew, PRCC vice president for planning and institutional research and chair of the symposium steering committee. “Through this event, hundreds of women receive information which will be beneficial to each of them and to their families. We greatly appreciate the support and contributions of our major sponsor, the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation. The symposium, as it is, would not be possible without the foundation’s assistance.”

The symposium will also include a panel discussion led by healthcare professionals, a health fair and luncheon.

“As always, we’re extremely grateful for the continuing support of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation for this important work,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “Our community interest in this project continues to grow each year. The foundation’s support for this effort is crucial to the continuing success of this program.”

Registration for the symposium will open after the first of the year.

Dr. Lewis receiving grant for Women's Health Symposium

Photo caption:

Dr. Ted Alexander, left, presents a check from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation to Dr. William Lewis, president of Pearl River Community College, and Dr. Becky Askew, vice president for planning and institutional research. The foundation is the primary sponsor of PRCC’s Women’s Health Symposium, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, on the Poplarville campus, featuring keynote speaker Barb Bancroft, author of “Kiss My Asparagus.”
PRCC Public Relations photo