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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

February 23, 2022 - 8:48am

Pearl River Community College students Thomas Bush and Mitchell Greer have been awarded $500 Harry Cole Machine Shop Scholarships this semester.

Bush, 18, and Greer, 20, are freshmen majoring in Precision Machining Manufacturing at the Forrest County Campus. They are from Purvis and attended Purvis High School.

“Both students have the desire and drive to take a lot from this program and help them in their future careers,” said Robby Shaw, Precision Manufacturing and Machine Technology instructor.

Bush said his future plans call for working for Yates Industrial Services.

Thomas Bush uses precision manufacturing equipment

“I really enjoy Mr. Shaw’s class,” said Bush. “PRCC is close to home. Plenty of people I know are at PRCC. With this scholarship, I can pursue a job and career more successfully. It helps allow me to pursue a career in metal fabrication.”

Said Shaw about Bush, “Thomas is a knowledgeable student in the fabrication side of manufacturing and wants to make himself more versatile and valuable to the company he is working for now.”

Greer also plans to work in the machining field.

Precision Manufacturing Scholarship Recipient Mitchell Greer using machine

“I plan to operate the machines in my career path,” he said. “I am very appreciative of this scholarship. It helps out a lot.”

Said Shaw about Greer, “Mitchell has been in a shop that builds performance motors and that helps him understand some of the tasks we do in class and in labs.”

For more information about the Precision Manufacturing and Machine Technology program, contact Shaw at 601-403-1262 or email

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Article by Chuck Abadie.


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