Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 - 9:47am

Pearl River Community College will offer two workforce training classes in May.
Ten-hour OSHA training will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 12, through Thursday, May15, at the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg.
Forklift training will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, on the Poplarville campus.
Fee for each course is $25.
To register or for more information, contact Audrey Smith at (601) 554-4646.

May 5, 2014 - 10:40am

Doug Daniels and Dr. LewisFormer Pearl River Community College football great Doug Daniels was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies on April 29 in Jackson.
                Daniels, 81, who lives in Poplarville with his wife, Phyllis, was one of 15 inductees into the class.
                Daniels was a standout football player at PRCC from 1950-52 following an outstanding high school career at Poplarville High.
                “This award means everything to me,” said Daniels. “Pearl River College has been in my life since I was a toddler. I used to play football on Sunday afternoons on the campus until I was old enough to play varsity ball. The school has always been a part of my life.”
                As a 17-year-old PRCC freshman in 1950, Daniels started as a halfback and then played the balance of the year at defensive safety.  He led the defense with six interceptions in six games, returned punts and kicked PATs.
                When Daniels was a sophomore, late coach Dobie Holden, a Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame inductee, moved him to quarterback. One of his best passing games was four touchdown passes in a 47-0 win at East Mississippi. He also handled all the punting and kicking duties.
       Daniels, a PRCC Sports Hall of Fame inductee, was named to the All-State first team as the quarterback. He also received the PRCC J. J. Holcomb Outstanding Athlete Award. 
       “This is one of the great honors an athlete could have,” said Daniels. “I’m so humbled by the selection.”
       Daniels was recruited by Tulane University, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Southeastern Louisiana University.  He chose Southeastern and alternated at quarterback, halfback, and safety on defense.  Southeastern won the Gulf States Conference co-championship both years he played at SLU.  In 1954, after receiving his mathematics degree, he joined the Army. 
                Doug and his wife, Phyllis, who is a 36-year PRCC business instructor retiree, have been married for 47 years and have three children, Darla (David), Dana (Kevin), and Bryan (Laura), and 13 grandchildren.


Former Pearl River Community College football great Doug Daniels receives his Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame award from PRCC President William Lewis.

May 5, 2014 - 1:40pm


Hancock Center - May 20, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Forrest County Center - May 13, 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Poplarville Campus - 13, 15, 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Night classes begin May 19
Day classes begin May 27
Online classes begin June 2

At first glance, you might think summer semester is an oxymoron of sorts.  But there are numerous reasons taking classes during summer semester is incredible beneficial.    Here are just five.

  1. Jump ahead and graduate earlier.
    It seems like a great deal, getting some of the credits that you need out of the way early. When you take a few classes ahead of time, it will open up your schedule more and this will give you time for other studies. This also works on the opposite side of things as well. If you're doing bad in a college class and have to drop it for that semester you are given the chance to take a class in place of that or similar to it, during the summer courses. This will get you right back on track to graduating, and being successful with your college career.
  2. You still get a summer.
    When taking a summer class at your college the semester is shorter than the fall semester. This makes time fly by, before you know it you`ll be at the end of your class and still have a little part of your summer left as your break before you go to the fall semester. On top of that, because you will be taking on a smaller course load, you’ll be leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun. You really don`t lose a summer when it comes down to it.
  3. The campus is much quieter.
    When going to college in the summer, you will find that not as many students are attending, leaving the whole campus quiet and less busy. This also helps for the upcoming fall semester you can get use to the campus before most of the new students come during the fall semester.
  4. Finding Parking is easy
    At PRCC we strive to make parking easy, but in the fall and spring semesters it does get a little crowed. Well, in the summer semester things are less busy and more relaxed. Finding a parking spot becomes an easy process during the summer semester and doesn’t love parking on the front row.
  5. Classes are more relaxed.
    Because most of the classes are smaller, you actually get more attention for those hard classes.  The atmosphere in the summer semesters are a lot more laid back.

When you think about it, summer semester provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their coursework with better focus and increased attention from their professors. It is important to recognize that summer classes are not for everyone, and their value is largely determined by personal preference and learning style.

May 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

Dates and times for the Cash for Books event at both PRCC Bookstores:

Wednesday, May 7 - Friday, May 9
8:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday, May 12
8:30am - 4:00pm

Student ID is required.  Make sure you bring all CD's, DVD's and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.