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Friday, March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022 - 1:44pm

Pearl River Community College is inviting prospective and returning students to “ROAR with the BEST: Where YOU are the main character” in 2022-23. PRCC launched its new theme for the upcoming school year Friday with the hopes of empowering Wildcats to define their own success while pursuing a first-class education. 

With more than 40 Career Technical Education pathways and numerous academic pathways for those seeking to continue at a four-year college or university, there is something for practically everyone at PRCC. 

In Fall 2021, PRCC climbed to the fourth largest community college in Mississippi for the first time in the modern era of the school. The college has also stayed above the state’s enrollment average for 17 consecutive semesters. The continued growth has been fueled by a solid foundation for academics or career technical training and the commitment to keep PRCC affordable and accessible 

“ROAR with the BEST comes from believing that what we have to offer at PRCC will be the best two years of a student’s journey,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management and Business Services Candace Harper. “As Mississippi’s fastest growing community college, we have proven that we strive to do our best to offer a quality education at an affordable price with a dedication to offering the best service we can.  

“Students will learn from some of the best instructors in the state, participate in some of the best athletics and fine arts programs in the community college system, and do those things in the best facilities at this level.” 

PRCC wants to tap into the idea of “Main Character Energy” as the underlying vibe for the upcoming school year. This idea of being the main character of your life in all you do has gained significant traction on social media in the last few years. At the heart of it is the idea of knowing your self-worth and taking actions that will help you control your path in life. 

“When you work with best, you believe you’re the best,” said Harper. “We want that confidence to spill over into our students as we pour into them. This is where our ‘ROAR with the BEST: Where YOU are the main character’ theme comes into play.  

“We want our students to know that they have the ability to write their own story, to choose the main character they aspire to be, and become the best version of themselves. It is an honor to help them write their story and we believe there’s no place better than PRCC to lay that framework.” 


High school seniors and returning Pearl River Community College students, do you want to earn free tuition for Fall 2022? We want to see how YOUR Main Character Energy will help you ROAR with the BEST at PRCC!  

All you need to do is post a video to TikTok showing off your Main Character Energy! To be eligible to win, you must use the hashtags #MainCharacter #MainCharacterEnergy #MainCharacterPRCC and tag PRCC’s official TikTok account @PRCC_Wildcats.  

THREE (3) lucky Wildcats will win! ONE (1) student will earn a full scholarship for the fall semester and TWO (2) more will receive half-price tuition in Fall 2022.  

To be eligible, you must have an admissions application on file at PRCC and live in one of our six county districts.  

Winners will be selected and notified on Wednesday, June 1. 


For Summer of 2022, PRCC will be offering half-price tuition for all students attending, whether full-time or part-time. Many of the classes are offered online to allow students to complete the work on a more flexible schedule. 

All that is needed to receive this discount is to register for the classes. The college will adjust the fees for you. 


Any prospective student who is interested in attending PRCC is invited to the upcoming Wildcat Experience on Tuesday, April 12 from 1–3 p.m. on the Poplarville Campus. This free event will have faculty, staff and students on hand to cover everything from the enrollment process to what your college experience could look like as a PRCC Wildcat. Attendees will also receive FREE tickets to both the baseball doubleheader against Hinds and the PRCC Wind Ensemble Concert Band performance that evening.   

Registration is easy, visit    


Enrolling at Pearl River Community College requires just four simple steps: 

1. Apply for Admissions online and have your transcript sent 

2. Apply for Financial Aid, including doing your FASFA 

3. Apply for Housing if needed 

4. Sign up for ROAR, our orientation program to help you have the BEST experience as a Wildcat  

Visit PRCC.EDU/Admissions to become a Wildcat today. 


Anyone interested in a tour of the Forrest County Campus or Poplarville Campus can reach out to the Office of Recruitment by calling 601-403-1197, emailing recruitment@, or visiting the webpage    

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

March 25, 2022 - 3:15pm

Pearl River Community College students are bringing Disney’s beloved tale, “The Little Mermaid,” to life on stage April 7-9. The family-friendly musical performances will be held in the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Poplarville Campus. 

Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and subsequent animated classic, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is the story of Ariel who dreams of life above her ocean home. She longs to meet the handsome Prince Eric and soon strikes a deal with the sea witch, Ursula. Thankfully, she has a few great friends determined to see her win the prince’s heart and regain calm under the sea. 

“The Little Mermaid” will be performed for the public on April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and on April 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the musical production are available for sale at with seats assigned at purchase. Balcony seats are $17 each and Orchestra seats are $22 each. Groups of 11 or more people are eligible for a discounted rate. 


The main characters from the beloved story that will be brought to life on stage include Ariel (Anna Resse Arroyo, Hattiesburg), Chef Louis (Jonathan Freeman, Picayune), Flotsam (Immanuel Green, Richland), Scuttle (Joseph Lee, Purvis), Grimsby (Gabriel Manning, Gautier), Prince Eric (Joe McHenry, Monticello), King Tritan (Garrett Rester, Carriere), Windward & Leeward (Micaiah Rosa, Bogalusa, LA), Ursula (Mallorie Saucier, Carriere), Sebastian (Justin Wakeland, Hattiesburg), Flounder (Jordan West, Purvis), and Jetsam (Nichola Williams, Gulfport.) Twenty-seven additional supporting roles will round out the cast. 

“Being a part of this production has opened many creative and expressive doors for myself as well as many others,” said McHenry, who plays Prince Eric. “I am extremely excited to share this magical thing with so many people!" 

Musical selections include fan favorites like “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” and “Kiss the Girl.” In total, the musical contains 30 pieces that will be performed during the two-act production. 

“Being a part of The Little Mermaid has been a unique but very fun experience for me,” said Saucier, who plays Ursula. “I love being pushed out of my comfort zone, especially with performing and it has done just that. I am thankful for the bond it has created with me and my other cast mates and it's something I will remember for the rest of my life.” 

Ariel is being portrayed by Arroyo. 

“I’ve loved being a part of The Little Mermaid this year,” she said. “I have grown a lot throughout this process. Being in this cast has been such a fun experience, I’m so grateful for everyone’s hard work and time put into this production. This experience has meant the most to me!”  


There will be a special meet-and-greet from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. prior to the Saturday, April 9 performance where attendees can visit seven stations. This includes meet and greet with Ariel, join Flotsam & Jetsam on a visit to Ursula's lair, enjoy cupcakes with Chef Louis, get to know King Triton and the Mersisters, meet Sebastian and his Crustacean Band, sail with Prince Eric and his crew, and color coral with the sea creatures. Each station visited gets a stamp for the passport card and dinglehoppers will be given out at the end. 

Admission to the Meet-and-Greet requires an additional ticket, including parents accompanying their child. The price starts at $5 for just the meet-and-greet, or $20 - $23 with a commemorative t-shirt included. Sales end on April 8 or when capacity is reached. Tickets for the Meet-and-Greet must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. 

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

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