December 3, 2021 - 8:52am
Pearl River Community College recognized 33 Practical Nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony held Thursday at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts. Students were from the night and weekend programs held on the Forrest County, Hancock, and Poplarville campuses.
One graduate from each campus was recognized with the Outstanding Student Award. For this graduating class, PRCC recognized Kayse Tower from Hancock Campus, Ashley Muchenberger from Forrest County Campus, and Jenna Mark from Poplarville Campus.
Reginald Robinson was given the Practical Nursing Award of Excellence. This is given to a graduate who has excelled in every area of the program, including academic, lab, and clinical. They also demonstrate the Wildcat Way – Pride, Respect, Class, and Character.
Robinson has a family, works full-time, and is a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He drove a long distance each day to attend class; and was always positive, thoughtful, and inspiring.
Prior to the evening, each student wrote out a dedication card expressing gratitude for those that helped them on the journey to becoming an LPN. These were then read aloud while they approached their instructors and received their pin.
Practical Nursing students are listed by campus.
Forrest County Campus: Craft Armstrong, Marly Fairley, Jasmine Hardy, Patrice Hart-Ladner, Presleigh Kleinke, Adrian McDonald, Schunta McKenzie, Teresa Mergens, Ashley Muchenberger, and Adina Whalum
Hancock Campus: Holeigh Hawkins, Sherry Hill, Juneisses Jackson, Sloan Johnson, Antarian Lenoir, Alex Lewis, Annie Lewis, Eryn Parkison, Jamie Render, Victoria Riley, Jatayva Shepherd, Kimberly Skinner, Brittney Spoo, and Kayse Tower
Poplarville Campus: Katlynd Bull, Janna Dutsch, Katie Givens, Bethany Hallman, Ranada James, Demper Lee, Jenna Mark, Heather Purvis, and Reginald Robinson.
December 3, 2021 - 2:37pm
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Campus received their diplomas and pins during a ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. They are from left: Seated – La’Tarica Harris of Tylertown, Dominicka Sippio of New Orleans, Chasity Simmons of Hattiesburg, Kristin LeFan of Purvis, Madison Payne of Hattiesburg, Caitlyn Powers of Kiln, Bonnie Pittman of Picayune, Sydney Matos of Petal, Lily Branson of Foxworth and Kelsey Leonard of Picayune. Standing – Tammy Allhoff, Program Director; Jacob Gaines of Myrtle, Jordan McKenzie of Oak Grove, Makenley Davis of Wayne County, Ava Lichtenhan of Petal, Tylar Kolinsky of Petal, Destiny Harvison of Beaumont, Fallon Shows of New Augusta, Ashley Smith of Purvis, Mykela Lewis of Collins, Bennie Alexander of Brookhaven, and Lewlie Haney, instructor. Not pictured is instructor Monika Phillips.
December 3, 2021 - 2:46pm
Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology program at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Campus received their diplomas and pins during a ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg. They are from the left: Seated - Katelynn Goar of Picayune, Gracie Smith of Poplarville, Nikole Vanover of Hattiesburg, Morgan Broadus of Lucedale, Morgan Morrow of Hattiesburg, Madison Martin of Columbia, Elizabeth Utley of Hattiesburg, Megan Stogner Columbia, and Jamya Herring of Columbia. Standing - Haley Lee of Poplarville, Josie Pahlman of Petal, Jordan Sistrunk of Mize, Christine Hook of Poplarville, Reba Hook of Poplarville, Kendrick Richardson of Heidelberg, Stacy Sherman of Moselle, Sasha Gonzales of Summit, and Hayden Jacobs of Franklinton, La. The program Director is Lori Anderson. Instructors are Teena Mitchell and Frances Wright.