Pearl River Community College

Friday, August 14, 2020

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August 14, 2020 - 11:55am
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POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Pearl River Community College’s Marketing and Communication Department won nine awards in the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi 2020 Annual Awards on Monday. 

The division Pearl River entered is comprised of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges.

“Placing in nine categories their first year together is an exceptional feat,” Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communication Candace Harper said. “The college is very lucky to have such a dedicated group of creative individuals who truly love our institution and this shows every day in their work.” 

Awards are as listed by category: 

News Story (or series): Second place “PRCC Aviation and Aerospace Academy groundbreaking” - Alexx Kennedy 

Feature Story (or series): Third place “PRCC students haircuts for homeless” - Alexx Kennedy 

Sports Feature Story (or series): Second place “Legendary football coach Tim Hatten set to be enshrined in MACJC Hall of Fame” - Patrick Ochs 

News Letter: “River Rising Report” - Candace Harper, Kari Eve Valence, Patrick Ochs, Mark Franklin, Kristi Harris and Alexx Kennedy 

Radio Spots: Second place “PRCC Registration is ROARing” - Kari Eve Valence 

Television Programs: Third place “Legendary football coach Tim Hatten set to be enshrined in MACJC Hall of Fame” - Kristi Harris 

Radio Programs: Third place “SuperTalk featuring PRCC President, Dr. Adam Breerwood” - Charles Abadie 

Web Page - Sports Only: Third place “PRCCAthletics.com” - Patrick Ochs and Mark Franklin

Public Relations Innovation: Second place “Workforce Wednesday” - Kari Eve Valence  

“We are incredibly lucky to get a front row seat to some of the most driven and dedicated staff imaginable,” Director of Marketing and Communications Patrick Ochs said. “While none of us work in this field for the awards or outside recognition, it's incredibly rewarding to see our staff acknowledged for being some of the best at what they do. This is only the start of something special with our team.”

For the latest news on Pearl River Community College, visit PRCC.edu and follow us on Twitter (@PRCC_Wildcats)  Instagram](PRCCWILDCATS) and Facebook(@PRCCMKTG).

 

Photo LtR: Jacob Cochran, Alexx Kennedy, Patrick Ochs, Candace Harper, Kari Eve Valence, Kendale Lumpkins, Mark Franklin and Charles Abadie 

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Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.

 

 

 
August 14, 2020 - 3:11pm
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Pearl River Community College will receive a $1.8 million Federal Student Support Services/TRiO grant for the years 2020-2025. 

The total funding for the first academic year is $372,972. Pearl River Community College has received funding for the Student Support Services Program for over 20 years and has already assisted well over 1,600 students in graduating. 

“It means everything to the students to receive this grant,” said SSS Director Georgia Field. “Especially now during this difficult time they need our support, advice and assistance more than ever. We typically see students in our program begin to build up their levels of confidence, determination and sense of belonging. They begin to have academic confidence that they have never had before. We have a support system in place that lays the foundation for their academic successes. We have a great team in place that makes it all possible.”

SSS helps college students who are low income, who are first generation (those whose parents do not have a four-year college degree) and students with disabilities. The array of services the grant will provide are comprehensive and will include academic tutoring, financial aid advice, career and college mentoring, help in choosing courses, transfer assistance, and other forms of assistance. Such services enhance academic success and make it more likely that students will graduate or transfer to a 4-year institution. 

SSS began in 1968 and is one of the eight federal “TRIO” programs authorized by the Higher Education Act to help college students succeed in higher education. It recognizes that students whose parents do not have a college degree have more difficulties navigating the complexity of decisions that college requires for success; it bolsters students from low income families who have not had the academic opportunities that their college peers have had, and helps students with disabilities remove obstacles preventing them from thriving academically. This vital program can and does make all the difference. 

“We have a unique set of challenges that will allow us to be creative in figuring out how to best serve our students and their needs,” said Field. “Most of all, we are excited to get the new school year started and see students back on campus continuing to succeed.”

For questions regarding the services that PRCC Student Support Services department offers to students or if you would like to participate in the SSS Program, please contact Georgia Field, SSS Director, at gfield@prcc.edu or by phone at (601) 403-1469.

For the latest news on Pearl River Community College, visit PRCC.edu and follow us on Twitter (@PRCC_Wildcats)  Instagram](PRCCWILDCATS) and Facebook(@PRCCMKTG).

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Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.

 
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