Pearl River Community College

Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018 - 7:54am

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s third year of Wildcat Way to Adventure camps for kids got a boost with a grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.
  The foundation helped sponsor camps for students in kindergarten through ninth grade along with fees for five underprivileged children. Sixteen camps were held on the Poplarville campus and two were at the Forrest County Center.
  “With the support of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation, we are pleased to expand our camp offerings again this year,” said Melanie Davis, PRCC director of professional and community development.   “We have increased science and STEM opportunities with forensics, marine biology and engineering options. Other extensions include music, first aid and cooking options.
  “We are grateful for the continued support of the foundation, and we hope to engage and challenge the minds of many young learners this summer.”
  Places in most of the camps filled within three days of the opening of registration, she said.
  “Summer camps are a great way to bridge the gap between the end of one school year and the beginning of another,” said Clyde Dease, president of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.   “This program will provide a mechanism by which children may review and implement many of the academic concepts they learned during the school year, all while having fun. The foundation is happy to support PRCC in this endeavor.”
  A few openings remain in the Environmental Adventures camp for students completing sixth-eighth grades. It will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. Cost is $20. Online registration can be found at

Clyde Dease, president of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation, presents a grant check to Melanie Davis, director of professional and community development at Pearl River Community College, for the third year of Wildcat Way to Adventure camps for children. With them is PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood.
PRCC Public Relations photo

June 11, 2018 - 7:57am

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer a film and video technology (FVT) program beginning with the fall 2018 semester.
  The FVT program will offer students three pathways:
  • Attend for one year taking 30 credit hours and receive a career certificate;
  • Add an additional semester taking 45 credit hours and receive a technical certificate;
  • Add another 15 credit hours of required academic work to receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Film and Video Technology.
  The program was co-authored by Hinds Community College and Pearl River in 2013, but things did not line up for the addition of the program at Pearl River until this year. It is approved by SACSCOC, the college’s accrediting body.
  It is an offshoot of the College Publications class in Film Production that has been offered since 2008. Some of the graduates of this class have gone on to major in film and broadcast journalism at University of New Orleans Film School, Full Sail University and University of Southern Mississippi.
  Classes will be offered in all aspects of pre production, production, and post production. The classes will be taught at the college’s film production soundstage where students will learn a hands-on approach to all job positions on a working film set.
  Students will work on college projects including the ongoing Healthy People Now! program that produces films about psycho social awareness for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.  Also, as part of their training, they will work on student and class films, recruitment and publicity films for the college and public service announcements for non-profits and city or state organizations.
  The FVT graduate can expect to go to work in film, video and live production or other forms of video production.
  For more information, call instructor Ronn Hague at 601-403-1316.

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