Pearl River Community College

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Wildcats Never Quit Scholarship Drawing announced

Wildcats Never Quit Scholarship Drawing announced

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — As Pearl River Community College prepares for the summer and fall semesters it is offering returning students an incentive to register now instead of later.

Pearl River is encouraging the registration of returning students for summer and fall semesters by creating the Wildcats Never Quit Scholarship Drawing.

Two lucky members of the Wildcat Family will win a non-refundable half-tuition scholarship. Students interested in entering the drawing must be registered by April 24, 2020 — that's it.

Students must be enrolled in at least 15 hours for an upcoming semester to be entered into this drawing and students who registered before the announcement of this contest will be included.

The scholarship may be selected for either summer or fall term and is subject to PRCC guidelines

Returning students wishing to start the registration process should click the "Find My Advisor" button in RiverGuide. 

"We want students to know that PRCC is still moving forward,” Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communication Candace Harper said. "We are Mississippi's fastest growing community college and we continue to remain that way by providing an affordable, accessible, and efficient education.

"This scholarship encourages our Wildcats to never quit. We hope they always continue to work toward their goals and PRCC will continue to be here to help students attain them."

Winners will be announced May 8, 2020.

To learn more about Pearl River's plans of study visit prcc.edu/academics/plans.

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

April 3, 2020 - 3:29pm
 
 
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Pearl River announces Wildcats Never Quit campaign

Pearl River announces Wildcats Never Quit campaign

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College strives to be a constant, progressive and strong fixture in its community.

With that in mind, Pearl River Community College is launching a new campaign: “Wildcats Never Quit.”

“The marketing team at PRCC is exceptional,” Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communication Candace Harper said. “One thing they do is align their efforts to push forward the vision Dr. Breerwood (PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood) sets forth. President Breerwood expressed he wanted to encourage students to stay focused and motivated to not give up. 

“That is how the ‘Wildcats Never Quit’ mantra was established. It is a reflection of what our employees, students and community emulate everyday. We are here, we are staying safe and we will not quit moving forward.”

WILDCATS NEVER QUIT  

In the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed or lose sight of goals. The Wildcats Never Quit campaign was created to remind all Wildcats that through it all Pearl River will be here. PRCC will be continue to provide a quality education and support its students through whatever hardships may attempt to impede their education. 

“We have always taken great pride in providing a positive and energetic on-campus community,” Breerwood said. “I look forward to re-opening our campus to our faculty, staff and students in the future and the excitement that will bring. We have been proactive in our online learning initiatives over the past several years, so our transition has been smooth. However, we are a comprehensive institution that offers a wide variety of curriculums and experiences. 


“This pandemic has limited our ability to engage our on-campus student population in a traditional format. I know it is a challenging time for many of our students as they seek some sense of normalcy in their daily lives.”

From athletes and honors students to faculty and staff, to Wildcats of the past, present and future, Pearl River has been showing its strength through displays of perseverance. 

To coincide with the campaign, PRCC has launched a Wildcats Never Quit social media challenge. Anyone can participate — just film yourself staying active while social distancing; you can also depict how you’re working toward your degree from home or post inspirational and motivational videos to uplift your fellow wildcats.

To submit your own Wildcats Never Quit video, simply email it to media@prcc.edu. Remember to include "Wildcats Never Quit” in the subject. You can also tag any of Pearl River’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING

As part of the Wildcats Never Quit campaign, Pearl River is offering two non-refundable half-tuition scholarships to returning students who register in full-time hours for the summer or fall semester by April 24. 

Two students will be randomly chosen from those who meet the registration deadline. 

“We really want to encourage all returning students to register as soon as possible, certainly before the end of the semester,” Associate Vice President of Student Success Dr. Amy Townsend said. “Registering now is a ‘right of passage’ we extend to our returning student allowing them with the best choice of classes.

“Your advisor is standing by eagerly waiting to assist you. Very soon our new incoming freshmen will begin creating schedules through ROAR, so now is the time to get registered. If students have questions, we are right here to assist.”

ONWARD AND UPWARD

As the college continues to move full steam ahead into the summer and fall semesters, nothing is slowing down. With two dorms being built, a new state of the art science building on the rise and improvements being made at every location The River has never been stronger. 

“We will return; we will have our campus ready to open when this passes and we will continue to provide our students opportunities to achieve their goals,” Breerwood said. “Whatever the obstacle, whatever the challenges, one thing is for sure Wildcats Never Quit.”

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

April 7, 2020 - 11:45am
 
 
4 PRCC Forrest County Center students named to PTK All-Mississippi Academic team

4 PRCC Forrest County Center students named to PTK All-Mississippi Academic team

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Four students from Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center are Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team scholars.

 Academic scholars are sophomores Feizal Mjidho of Petal and Lane Anderson of Purvis. On the career-technical side, PRCC representatives are sophomores Alexander (Alex) Province of Hattiesburg and Evan McDonnell of Ocean Springs.

All of the students learned of their honor last month. 

Mjidho, 19, is majoring in computer engineering. After graduation, he plans to further his education at either Mississippi State University or the University of Mississippi.

“As a student at PRCC, I have enjoyed being surrounded by teachers and peers who have challenged me,” Mjidho said. “They have also helped motivate me to be better by supporting me in my journey.”

Mjidho serves as president of the history and humanities club, and vice president in Phi Theta Kappa, the chess club, table top gaming club and the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute.

Anderson, 20, a pharmacy major, plans to further his education at either Ole Miss or LSU. He serves as president of the chess club and a vice president in Phi Theta Kappa.

“I am proud to be able to say I am a student at the best junior college in the state,” Anderson said.

Province, 30, recently received the Phi Theta Kappa Career Readiness $500 scholarship. He is a student in Electronics Engineering Technology.

“It’s been a thrilling and exhausting ride for me,” Province said. “Kind of like riding a roller coaster. When you get off, the blood going even faster, then you have to sit down. That is how it is every day. I am doing something I want to do my entire life, learning programming, working on the training boards, assisting in building two different trainers. I like the cool stuff, the tinkering. Even the book stuff.

“I would have never thought a community college would have something like this to offer.”

Province is not only a career-technical representative in Phi Theta Kappa, but he also serves as vice president of the National Technical Honor Society at PRCC’s Forrest County Center, vice president of Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon chapter; president of the table top gaming club and a member of the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute. 

McDonnell, 26, is majoring in Electronics Technology. He serves as president of the National Technical Honor Society at the Forrest County Center and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He wants to work in the oil and gas industry.

“One of the more exciting things to me about attending PRCC is that my technical program led me to an internship and numerous resume accomplishments,” McDonnell said.

The All-Mississippi Academic Team scholars program was established by the Mississippi Association for Community and Junior Colleges, the Mississippi Community College Board, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Each college campus may put forth the applications of two academic students and two CTE students. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

 

 For the latest news on Pearl River Community College, visit us at prcc.edu or follow us on  Twitter (@PRCC_Wildcats) and Facebook (@PRCCMKTG).

April 9, 2020 - 12:07pm
 
 
 
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Pearl River recruiter gives back

Pearl River recruiter gives back

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The Wildcat Way of pride, respect, class and character was exemplified through the actions of the Pearl River Community College recruitment team Thursday. 

After tornadoes devastated communities in Jefferson Davis County, Pearl River recruiter Caitlin Warner reached out to Jefferson Davis County High School Counselor LaSonja Graves to see what PRCC could do to lend a hand during the difficult time. 

“As a PRCC recruiter, I get to spend a lot of time with these students,” Warner said. “I learn their names, faces, background stories and their goals. I meet their families, their friends, and I listen to each of their needs. I spend so much time with these students and they have always welcomed me into their school, their classrooms and even their lunches.

“I knew I had to find a way to give back.”

Warner and PRCC Director of Recruitment Richard Gleber brainstormed ways of helping these students she had come to know so well.

Once a game plan was in place, Warner contacted JDCHS Public Relations representative James Gholar to organize the safest distribution of t-shirts, bottled water, pens and pencils to the students. A drive through system was implemented so students didn’t have to leave their vehicles to safety receive items.

“Although we are a bit far for Caitlin, she goes above and beyond for the students of Jefferson Davis County High School,” Gholar said. “By far the best Recruiter at PRCC! Thank you Caitlin for all that you do for JDCHS.”

“I am honored to give recognition to Caitlin Warner who has represented Pearl River Community College with Pride, Respect, Class and Character,” Graves said. “She has consistently contacted me with PRCC updates and checking on our Jefferson Davis County High School Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic and during the aftermath of Easter Sunday's tornado damage that ripped apart the lives of our students, families, and community. 

“On behalf of the JDCHS Jaguar Family we want to say a special thank you for your hard work and dedication.”

Warner said just being able to give back this group of students that had already given so much to her was thanks enough.

“With every student I meet, they become part of my Wildcat family and to be able to go see them again and help them during this difficult time meant the world to me,” Warner said. “Just being able to give back and help the students, faculty and community that has been so kind and welcoming of me into their lives is a memory I will forever cherish.”

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

April 17, 2020 - 3:34pm
 
Pearl River Wildcat Tim Dedeaux named president of state wide organization

Pearl River Wildcat Tim Dedeaux named president of state wide organization

Tim DedeauxPOPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Pearl River Community College is celebrating one of its own as Assistant Director of Institutional Research Dr. Timothy Dedeaux has accepted the role of President of the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research.

“This position is important to me because I’ve seen how much goes into making the MAIR conference successful this year as I served as vice president,” Dedeaux said. “I’ve also seen how much the conference means to people, myself included, especially during the difficult times we’re in now.

“Moving the 2020 conference from face-to-face to virtual, instead of cancelling it as many other conferences have done, was extremely important to a lot of people, and I’m so proud of our whole team for making it happen. 

Dedeaux has been working at Pearl River since 2012. He started in the position of Title 3 Data Analyst and Information Systems Developer before transitioning into his current position as Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Office of Student Success Data Analyst.

Dedeaux holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Mississippi College, a Master of Arts in History from Tulane University, a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology and Design with a minor in Research and Statistics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

He is active in the Council on Institutional Research & Effectiveness, MAIR and Pearl River’s internal Wildcat Banner Users Group.

MAIR provides professional development and networking opportunities for Institutional Research and Effectiveness professionals within the state of Mississippi, with a few out-of-state members. MAIR helps increase community and communication among IR and IE professionals across state across the usual two-year/ four-year and private/public boundaries

The presidential role is an executive position that rotates on a three year cycle. Dedeaux was elected vice president at the 2019 conference. At the 2020 conference, he automatically became president and at the 2021 conference, he will become past president. His duties will end at the 2022 conference.

“Dr. Tim Dedeaux has been serving the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research (MAIR) as vice-president/program chair,” MAIR Past President Dr. Mitzi Norris said. “In this role, he organized the presentations for our 2020 annual meeting and identified a location for the 2021 meeting. 

“When the COVID-10 pandemic occurred, he was effective in moving our meeting to a virtual platform that was very successful. I am excited that he will be leading MAIR.”

Dedeaux’s new role will require him to organize the venue for the 2021 conference and coordinate with the other officers on conference presenters and webinars 

“I feel fortunate that PRCC has encouraged and enabled me to attend conferences and participate in organizations like MAIR,” Dedeaux said. “The things I’ve learned from MAIR conferences and from my fellow MAIR members have made me more effective in my roles at The River.”

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

April 17, 2020 - 3:54pm
 
 
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Pearl River's PTK chapters internationally recognized

Pearl River's PTK chapters internationally recognized

POPLARVILLE, Miss —Pearl River Community College was well represented at the virtual Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst Conference this weekend as the institution's two chapters were honored.

PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood was recognized with the Paragon Award for New Presidents.

“I am honored to receive recognition from a premier student-based organization like Phi Theta Kappa,” Breerwood said. “Our entire faculty and staff work daily to promote student success. I am humbled that these elite students not only recognize but appreciate this commitment.”

Pearl River Forrest County Center’s Beta Tau Gamma chapter received the Distinguished Chapter Award, Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award, Distinguished College Project Award, and ranked in the top 100 chapters internationally.

PTK Advisor Dr. Terri Ruckel was also recognized by receiving the Continued Excellence Advisor Award.

“I am so honored this spring to receive the Continued Excellence Advisor Award for my work with Phi Theta Kappa at Pear River Community College,” Ruckel said. “It says that like PRCC, my students can expect consistency from me. I will never quit trying to find the best opportunities and futures for them.” 

Pearl River’s Iota Mu chapter, located on the Poplarville campus, ranked in the top 100 chapters internationally and PTK advisor Lisa Wall was recognized with the Distinguished Advisor Award.

"I am honored to be recognized as a Distinguished Advisor in Phi Theta Kappa,” Wall said. “I was an active member of PTK when I was in community college, and my advisors had a significant impact on my leadership development and on my overall college experience. I’m privileged to have the opportunity to positively impact student leadership development at Pearl River Community College, and I’m especially humbled that our students and administration nominated me for such an honor.

“I can testify to the personal and professional growth of our members, the successes they experience following graduation, and the contributions they make to society through their membership in this prestigious organization.  My service as an advisor in Phi Theta Kappa is my most fulfilling professional endeavor.”

According to the organization’s mission statement, the purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Pearl River's two chapters of Phi Theta Kappa are both active at their respective locations organizing events such as blood drives, plasma donor screenings, interview attire fashion shows, community service projects and more. 

PTK students have a 91 percent student success rate, and research has shown that strong presidential leadership and support of PTK increases member success and the depth of their college experience.

To be invited to join this prestigious group, a student must complete 12 hours of college credit from their institution and secure at least a 3.4 GPA.

The Mississippi/Louisiana Region of Phi Theta Kappa was also recognized as a Five Star Region and won the Regional Award of Excellence Membership.

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

April 22, 2020 - 8:46am
 
Pearl River announces 2-for-1 special on summer 2020 classes

Pearl River announces 2-for-1 special on summer 2020 classes

POPLARVILLE, Miss. – Pearl River Community College is presenting an affordable way for students to make headway on their degrees by offering two-for-one pricing on all summer classes.

Whether you are a high school student looking to get a jump start on college, a current Wildcat working toward your degree, a university student hoping to fit in some fully-transferable course work while at home, or a community member looking to gain skills and increase your employability, PRCC has a place and a deal for you this summer.

“The success of our students will always remain our top priority,” Pearl River President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “Many people in our surrounding communities have faced tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pearl River wants to assist in the recovery of our local and state economies. Higher Education will serve as a catalyst for that recovery.

“We wanted to provide an opportunity for our current and future students to ‘work while they wait.’”

Pearl River is continuously working to remain accessible, affordable and efficient for its students. As COVID-19 has affected the livelihood of many in Pearl River’s surrounding communities, the institution is reminding Wildcats to never quit and take this opportunity to get ahead on their studies rather than fall behind.

“We know financial challenges may hinder the ability to begin or continue enrollment at Pearl River Community Colleges,” Breerwood said. “Whether an individual is seeking a bachelor’s degree and needs to take university parallel classes or they are seeking additional job skills to increase their employment opportunities, Pearl River can provide what is needed to reach those goals. Hopefully new students of all ages take advantage of this summer program and join our Pearl River family. 

“Once they take the leap, they will soon realize ‘Wildcats Never Quit.’”

This two for the price of one deal is applicable to only summer courses at PRCC. The offer is eligible to one individual and cannot be split between students or households. Students must take two courses of equal or lesser credit value this summer to qualify. Course fees, digital fees and other fees are not included in offer. This deal only includes the cost of the course by credit hour. Promotion is for regular tuition paying students only. Promotion does not apply to already discounted programs. Dual enrollment students do not qualify due to their current discounted program. 

The two-for-one deal is not Pearl River’s first attempt at easing the financial load of its students this year. Alongside the launch of PRCC’s Wildcats Never Quit campaign, the institution announced the Wildcats Never Quit Scholarship Drawing from which two lucky members of the Wildcat Family will win a non-refundable half-tuition scholarship.

New students should visit prcc.edu/admissions to start the process of becoming a Wildcat. Returning students can contact their advisors to schedule summer courses.

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

April 22, 2020 - 12:21pm
 
 
Pearl River student awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cook Scholarship

Pearl River student awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cook Scholarship

Savannah Barnes

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Pearl River Community College student Savannah Barnes is being recognized for her excellence in the classroom as the recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cook Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Through this community college transfer scholarship, the JKC Foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer to some of the top four-year institutions in the country to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to scholarship recipients for up to three years, making it among the largest private scholarships for community college transfer students in the country.

Fifty scholars were selected this year to receive the award nationwide. The scholarships help them cover the cost of educational expenses such as tuition, living expenses, books and required fees as they complete their bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Cooke Scholars are eligible to apply for up to $75,000 of funding toward graduate school.

When asked what receiving the scholarship meant to her, Barnes simply replied, "A good future. I'm feeling the best I could ever feel." 

Barnes was born and raised in Petal, where she attended Petal High School. Before she attended Pearl River Community College, she was a part of the Petal Marching Band, Yearbook Club and Advanced Placement classes. Barnes currently attends the Forrest County Campus where she is the Vice President of the William Lewis Honors Institute, Vice President of her Phi Theta Kappa chapter and the Regional Webmaster for the MS/LA Region of PTK. She is also a member of the History and Humanities Club and the Travel Club. 

Barnes plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi to pursue a Bachelor of Multi-Disciplinary Studies. Her focus will be on the Korean language, TESOL, creative writing and history. 

“Savannah Barnes is an exceptional student who is having an exceptional year,” PRCC Dean of Honors Institute and PTK advisor Dr. Terri Ruckel said. “I’m absolutely thrilled when great students receive recognition and funding for their outstanding leadership and scholarship. 

“Savannah definitely lives up to the Wildcat Way of pride, respect, class and character.”

"Producing a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar or SemiFinalist means the college has supported two years of work in the life of an individual student, work that could only happen in a culture of administrative, staff, and faculty collaboration toward the goal of 'changing lives,'" PTK advisor Dr. Ryan Ruckel said. "Without the administrative and whole-college support for Honors and PTK, without dedicated PTK advisors who gave their time to shepherd these students through the rigorous application process and recommend them - Dr. Terri Ruckel, Robin Nix, Lisa Wall, and the other PTK advisors on all campuses, we would not see these results.

"Savannah’s award is Pearl River’s accomplishment, too."

Barnes is appreciative to her Wildcat Family for the support she has recieved along her educational journey. 

“My professors, chapter advisors, and friends I have made at the Forrest County Center have encouraged me over these two years,” Barnes said. “With their help, I gained confidence in my abilities as a student. If it weren't for the combined efforts of the instructors and my peers, then I wouldn't have pushed myself to try for such a prestigious scholarship.”

Barnes encourages all future Wildcats to make the most of their time at The River. 

“Take advantage of your time at PRCC. There are so many opportunities, and all you have to do is look for them,” Barnes said. “It's essential to be an active student because the benefits are unlimited. Organizations, study groups, and the people around you can help boost your confidence and help you along your journey.”

PRCC was not originally part of Barnes educational journey. She initially planned to go straight to a university after high school graduation; however, she switched gears at the last minute and found herself at The River. 

“I can say now that it was the best decision I have made as a student,” Barnes said. “My incredible instructors and the people I have met at PRCC helped my confidence in my academic abilities and furthered my determination to reach my goals. It was the efforts of those around me that led me to pursue and ultimately receive this fantastic scholarship. 

“I cannot thank them enough.”

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

April 24, 2020 - 10:07am
 
 
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