Pearl River Community College

November 2020

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WIOA Internship program is a plus for Pearl River student

WIOA Internship program is a plus for Pearl River student

Amber Cobb of Hattiesburg is one of several Pearl River Community College students doing an internship this semester thanks to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

Cobb, 37, a graduate of South Jones High School, is doing her internship at Chain Electric of Hattiesburg. Her husband, Charles, is a security officer at PRCC.

“My teachers and fellow students excite me about being a student at PRCC,” said Cobb, who is majoring in both Accounting and Business Management Technology.

Internship programs through PRCC provide work-based learning experiences that are as beneficial for students as their classroom time. 

“These internships offer critical skills that contribute to the success of our graduates,” said Dr. James David Collum, Dean of Career and Technical Education at PRCC’s Forrest County Center. 

“No lab or classroom can fully emulate the experience of participating in an internship.” 

The PRCC WIOA Internship program is funded thanks to a grant by the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD). Interns are selected by instructors and paid through the grant.

“I am grateful for our industry partners for working with us and for the Twin Districts Workforce WIOA internship grant for making this life-changing opportunity available for PRCC students,” said Collum. 

Cobb, a sophomore, is a Phi Theta Kappa and National Technical Honor Society student. She also served as secretary for DECA. She plans to find a job in finance.

“Mrs. Debbie Ferrill has been the best instructor through my whole journey at PRCC,” said Cobb. “She has been by my side every step of the way. She is the one to thank for my internship at Chain Electric.”

Cobb was a work-study student for the Business Technology Department. 

“Amber was very organized and always thinking ahead of what needed to be done,” said Ferrill. “She was very fortunate to obtain an internship with Chain Electric and is doing very well working in their cost accounting department.”

Ferrill says Cobb has had to overcome obstacles while working toward her degree. 

“She is a cancer survivor who has undergone chemotherapy treatments while working toward her degree,” said Ferrill. “She never sat out of school and never missed submitting an assignment. She is now cancer free and we are very proud of her for all she has had to overcome. Amber has never complained and just kept her eye on the prize - her degree from Pearl River Community College. We are very proud of all she has accomplished.”

Deloris Butler, PRCC WIN Case Manager, believes these internships are a plus all the way around for PRCC students.  

“The internship program gives students the opportunity to practice their skills in a real-world environment, build their professional network, and connect with prospective employers,” she said. 

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

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.

November 2, 2020 - 3:57pm
 
 
 
 
Pearl River Associate Vice President recognized as Top 50 Under 40

Pearl River Associate Vice President recognized as Top 50 Under 40

Pearl River Community College’s Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communication Candace Harper was recently named to the Mississippi Business Journal’s prestigious Top 50 Under 40 list.

The program seeks to identify and recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic progress, often working at their own local levels. The awards ceremony was originally set to be held April 30, 2020, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mississippi Business Journal decided to cancel the celebration for the safety of the honorees, community and MBJ staff. Instead, MBJ will release a video presentation and special publication to highlight 2020 honorees. 

“Candace is most deserving of this distinction,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “She is passionate about her work and brings energy and enthusiasm to our campus on a daily basis. Candace has served and excelled in a variety of roles at Pearl River Community College. She has a bright future and we are blessed to have her as a member of our staff. I am thrilled for her to receive recognition of this magnitude.” 

Harper has an extensive background in marketing, having been an adjunct instructor at PRCC for more than 15 years. She currently oversees the marketing and advertising efforts for the institution in addition to her role as Director of Bookstore Services. Her duties include maintaining the brand for PRCC, promoting the institution and running the two Wildcat Den bookstores and gift shops. Additionally, Harper received the Sales and Marketing Professionals Pine Belt Award for her rebranding of the campus bookstore in 2016.

“It comes as no surprise to me that Candace has been recognized as a Top 50 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal. Candace has demonstrated time and again the ability to embrace a challenge or opportunity, and bring it to fruition for the benefit of the College and our students,” Senior Vice President for College Operations Roger Knight said. “She has the exceptional gift as a visionary to think outside the box, and the leadership skill set to bring her team along the way. It has been a true pleasure for me to have served as her supervisor and to watch her grow and mature in her professional skills.”

Since joining PRCC’s family as a professional in 2004, Harper has served in a number of roles, including recruiter, cheerleading coach, student activities coordinator and alumni coordinator. 

Harper has an associate’s degree in business marketing from PRCC, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MBA from Troy University. She’s also working towards her doctorate from USM.

A Carriere native, Harper is married to Andy Harper. They have three children, Parker, Preston and Piper.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal for Mississippi’s Top 50 Under 40 and I am excited to be included in a class with such amazing individuals,” Harper said. “I credit Pearl River Community College for believing in me and allowing me the opportunity to serve our students and community for many years. I am grateful for the people in my work environment and family who have poured into me, allowing me to flourish as an individual not only professionally, but morally and spiritually. I hope I can continue to make my husband, children, family and PRCC proud. Wildcats Never Quit.”

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.

November 6, 2020 - 9:12am
 
Pearl River celebrates 2020 Homecoming Court

Pearl River celebrates 2020 Homecoming Court

Pearl River Community College’s student body elected its 2020-21 Homecoming Court; Kaylee Clavo was chosen as the Homecoming Queen.

Also elected are Freshmen Maids Maesyn Alexis Cuevas, Lauren Brown, Kaylee Nicole Fortenberry, Gracie Elisabeth Jones, and Sophomore Maids Laura Mae Jackson, Madison Danielle Nielson, Sarah Williams and Riley Cleveland.

The queen and her court were celebrated through a special mothers luncheon Monday as well as being recognized at half time of the Homecoming game.

“Take the time to turn these moments into memories,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “You continually represent us well in and out of the classroom. Despite challenges you may have faced this year, take a moment and really experience this moment. We are proud of you and we appreciate you.”

KAYLEE CLAVO

Clavo is the 2020 Pearl River Community College Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Trechell and Kenneth Clavo of Carriere. She is a graduate of Pearl River Central High School where she served as the Varsity Cheer Captain. She was also a member of the National Honors Society and the Beta Club.

Clavo is a Biochemistry Major at Pearl River. She is also Cheer Captain at Pearl River, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and has been recognized as a member of the President’s List academically.

After completing her degree at Pearl River, she plans to attend Mississippi State University and then enter dental and orthodontics school.

MAESYN ALEXIS CUEVAS

Cuevas of Kiln, Mississippi is a Freshman Maid representing the Hancock Campus. She is the daughter of Mrs. Leslie Ladner and Mr. Matt Cuevas. She is a graduate of Hancock High School where she was a member of the high school volleyball team, HOSA, Beta Club, and NTHS. She is working towards her degree in Nursing while at Pearl River. Both her mother and father are PRCC alumni. She is planning to attend the University of Southern Mississippi after her graduation from PRCC.

LAUREN BROWN

Brown is a Freshman Maid attending the Forrest County Campus. She is the daughter of Lisa and Tim Brown of Hurley, Mississippi. She is a graduate of East Central High School where she finished fifth in her class academically, was a member of the student council, HOSA, and Beta Club. Brown was also a six-year varsity member of the Cross-Country Track Team at East Central.

While at Pearl River she is pursuing her degree for a Physical Therapy Assistant. She is currently in the PTA program and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. After completing her degree at Pearl River Brown plans to continue her education at Mississippi State University.

KAYLEE NICOLE FORTENBERRY

Fortenberry of Sumrall, is a Freshman Maid that attends the Poplarville Campus. She is the daughter of Samantha and Andrew Phillips of Sumrall and Lane and Rachel Fortenberry of Foxworth. While at Sumrall High School Fortenberry served as SGA Secretary and she was a member of the FFA, Beta Club and the National Honors Society.

While at Pearl River Fortenberry is working on her degree in Nursing. She is a member of the River Navigator Program, the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and she was crowned Lamar County’s Miss Hospitality for 2020. Upon completion of her degree at Pearl River, Fortenberry plans to attend Nursing School at the University of Southern Mississippi to get her bachelors degree. She hopes to work as a nurse in the field of Labor and Delivery.

GRACIE ELISABETH JONES

Jones is a Freshman Maid attending the Poplarville Campus. She is the daughter of Kerry and Jeremy Jones of Sandy Hook. Jones is a graduate of Columbia Academy where she was a member of the Student Council, the Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society and the high school choir.

She is majoring in Elementary and Special Education. She is a member of the PRCC Singers, the PRCC a cappella group “The Voices” and the Baptist student Union. Jones plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi after graduating from Pearl River.

LAURA MAE JACKSON

Jackson is a Sophomore Maid attending the Hancock Campus. She is the daughter of Tanya McArther of Perlington and is a graduate of Hancock High School where she was an active member of the Interact Club.

Jackson is working toward a degree in Business Administration and she is a member of the Pearl River College Outreach Club. She plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi after graduation and hope to own her own clothing business someday soon.

MADISON DANIELLE NIELSON

Nielson is a Sophomore Maid representing the Poplarville Campus. She is from Saucier and is the daughter of Stephanie and Michael Nielson. She is a graduate of Harrison Central High School where she was a member of the Cheer Team, DECA, and the National Technical Honor Society. In 2019, she was crowned Ms. Harrison County.

While at Pearl River, Nielson is working on her degree to become a nurse and work in the field of labor and delivery. She is also a member of the college’s Cheerleading Team.

SARAH WILLIAMS

Williams is a Sophomore Maid attending the Poplarville Campus. She is the daughter of Michelle and Gerald Williams of Picayune, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Picayune Memorial High School where she was a member of the National Honors Society, the Student Council, the Beta Club, and was Captain of the Dance Team.

Williams is working on her major in Business and Marketing Management. While at Pearl River, she serves as a Lieutenant for the String of Pearls Dance Team. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute. She has been recognized on the Dean’s List academically at PRCC.

Williams also plans to attend cosmetology school after completing her degree at Pearl River.

RILEY CLEVELAND

Cleveland is a Sophomore Maid attending the Forrest County Campus. She is the daughter of Karen Cleveland of Bassfield, Mississippi and Eddie Cleveland of Lumberton. She is a graduate of Oak Grove High School where she served as Editor of the Yearbook Staff and was a member of the Leadership Team for First Priority. Cleveland was also a member of the Junior Civitans and a member of the National Honor Society.

While at Pearl River, she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently serving as the President of the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute for the Forrest County Center. She is also Vice President of Service for the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and the President of the Honors Council.

After earning her degree Cleveland plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and obtain her bachelors degree in Elementary Education.

 

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.

November 6, 2020 - 9:33am
 
 
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Pearl River celebrates Alumnus of the Year, Tony and Tracy Waits

Pearl River celebrates Alumnus of the Year, Tony and Tracy Waits

Pearl River Community College recognized Alumnus of the Year Tony and Tracy Waits at the college’s 2020 Homecoming celebration. 

“I can’t think of any couple that is more deserving of this recognition,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “It has been a difficult year but also a very special year. A year of opportunity. High achievements take place in the framework of high expectations and I can tell you that when you work with Tony and Tracy Waits on a daily basis, they have a way of raising that expectation; making sure that we do things to the standard so that all of our alumni, faculty, staff and students understand that we can be the absolute best. 

“It’s with their leadership and guidance that we’ve been able to accomplish so much.”

Tony Waits is a graduate of Sumrall High School in 1984. He attended Pearl River in 1984-86. Waits served as President of the student body while at Pearl River and was elected as Mr. PRCC during his sophomore year. 

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1989 from the University of Mississippi. He is currently Chairman of the PRCC Board of Trustees. Tony is Past Chairman of the Mississippi Independent Pharmacy Association/Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. 

“It is quite an honor and a humbling experience” Tony Waits said. “Pearl River has changed a lot since I finished here in 1986 and it’s changed for the better. It has grown and improved. It’s just a wonder to me just how far Pearl River has come and continues to grow. It’s due in large part to the people who work here who are families to the students and family to one another and you’re family to me. Pearl River really gets in your blood and it never leaves.”

Tracy Waits is a graduate of Prentiss High School. She attended Pearl River in 1982-83 and the University of Southern Mississippi in 1983-84. Waits has been very active in service to the college she was a member of the Malone Chapel Steering Committee which organized the campaign for funding and building the Malone Chapel. 

She also served on the 2008-09 Centennial Celebration Committee which was a yearlong project recognizing Pearl River’s 100th anniversary. Tracy has served as chairman of the college foundation board of directors for the past two years. 

“It is a true honor to be standing here especially when I think about the Christian values that we can still honor in a public place,” Tracy Waits said. “I think that’s probably one of the best things that I’ve ever loved about Pearl River is it’s devotion to our God and our savior and I praise him for saving each and every one of us.”

The Waits are active members of the Prentiss United Methodist Church, have led many mission trips and are supporters of Baptist Medical Dental Mission International. 

The Waits were recognized at a reception in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts Thursday afternoon and on the football field before the Homecoming game.

“Tony and Tracy Waits have always presented themselves with a where do you need help attitude when it comes to their support for Pearl River Community College,” Executive Director of Development Foundation/Alumni Association Ernest Lovell said. “They always exhibit great commitment when serving in leadership and support positions with the college. Tony and Tracy  are very worthy of this recognition and we take great pride in honoring them as our 2020 Alumnus of the Year.”

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.

November 10, 2020 - 8:23am
 
WIOA Internship program a plus for 3 PRCC students

WIOA Internship program a plus for 3 PRCC students

Pearl River Community College students Austin Nickey, Evan Robinson and Harrison Wilson are doing internships this semester, thanks to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

They are interning at Kohler Manufacturing Machining Company in Hattiesburg.

Nickey and Wilson are sophomore students in the Electronics Technology department. Robinson is a sophomore in the Machine Technology department.

Internship programs through PRCC provide work-based learning experiences that are as beneficial for students as their classroom time.

“These internships offer critical skills that contribute to the success of our graduates,” said Dr. James David Collum, Dean of Career and Technical Education at PRCC’s Forrest County Center. “No lab or classroom can fully emulate the experience of participating in an internship.” 

The PRCC WIOA Internship program is funded thanks to a grant by the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD). Interns are selected by instructors and paid through the grant.

“I am grateful for our industry partners for working with us and for the Twin Districts Workforce WIOA internship grant for making this life-changing opportunity available for Pearl River Community College students,” said Collum. 

Kohler opened an engine manufacturing plant in Hattiesburg in 1997. There are now two plants – one for machining iron and aluminum components and one for warehousing and engine assembly – both located in the Hattiesburg - Forrest County Industrial Park.

Nickey, 24, is a Phi Theta Kappa student and a member of the National Technical Honors Society. He is a graduate of Choctaw Central High School, plans to enter the workforce and possibly attend a four-year college later on.

“What excites me about Pearl River is coming to a comfortable environment every day and learning new skills to build a stable future and career,” said Nickey. “This internship is a sign of an opportunity and recognition that the work I have done means something.”

Robinson, 23, attended Slidell (La.) High School and lives in Lumberton. His goal is to one day open his own shop.

“This internship provides me the opportunity to better myself and learn new skills that I can use in the workforce,” Robinson said.

Wilson, 19, a Petal High School graduate, serves as Vice President of Treasury for the National Technical Honors Society. He wants to gain some work experience before obtaining an engineering degree.

“I am excited about all the knowledge and opportunities that this internship has given me,” said Wilson. 

Deloris Butler, PRCC WIN Case Manager, believes these internships are a plus all the way around for PRCC students.  

“The internship program gives students the opportunity to practice their skills in a real-world environment, build their professional network, and connect with prospective employers,” she said. 

 

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.

November 11, 2020 - 2:45pm
 
Pearl River students promote literacy in local communities

Pearl River students promote literacy in local communities

Pearl River Community College’s Iota Mu Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action (HiA) team is promoting literacy through its research based project this year. 

The HiA team is hosting a virtual book fair to promote literacy in young children. The project’s objective is to collect books for students in the third grade and donate them to local elementary schools. The group has partnered with Poplarville Upper Elementary and Nicholson Elementary in Picayune to provide books to their students. 

“I’m excited to promote reading and help children get as excited about books as I was when I was younger,” HiA member Jessica Helgerson said. “I think this book fair is a great opportunity for the children within our community.”

Through their research the HiA team learned about the detrimental effects illiteracy can have on a community. The effects such as increased dropout rates, high unemployment, incarceration probability and early death spurred their determination to make a difference in their local communities. They also learned that the third-grade age level was crucial in a child’s development. With many young students turning to virtual learning during the Covid-19 pandemic and relying more on sometimes difficult to access technology, HiA students thought it was important for local third-graders to have access to physical books to promote literacy. 

Those interested in purchasing books for the virtual book fair can do so directly from teacher’s wish lists here. Monetary donations can also be made through the PRCC Alumni Foundation link http://www.prcc.edu/alumni/donate. Simply select Phi Theta Kappa Literacy Project from the drop-down menu. 

“I am excited to help my community and hope to encourage a positive attitude toward reading,” HiA member Anna Knoll said. 

 

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.

November 12, 2020 - 4:18pm
 
 
 
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Pearl River AEOP donations come 'just at the right time' for local nonprofits

Pearl River AEOP donations come 'just at the right time' for local nonprofits

Pearl River Community College’s Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) recently made two generous donations to local charitable organizations. 

AEOP donated funds to both Backpack Buddies of Poplarville and Friends of the Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home.

Backpack Buddies of Poplarville President, Carol Williams, stressed the importance this donation made on the organization’s ability to move forward with holiday plans for their buddies. 

“During the pandemic, all non-profits have been affected by lessened monetary donations and Backpack, a 501c(3) non-profit, is no different,” she said. “The donation from PRCC’s AEOP came just at the right time. It will help us meet the needs of extra food purchases Backpack makes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks along with helping us to provide our Buddies with a gift for Christmas — something that would have stretched our budget without their donation.”

This is the seventh school year Backpack Buddies has helped with food needs for hungry children within the Poplarville School District. The organization currently provides food for 129 children in the K-12 system. 

The Friends of the Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home supply gift bags and holiday goodies to those residing in the facility during the holidays among other efforts year-round. AEOP has supported these good works for many years. 

Founding AEOP member Marilyn Dillard is just glad AEOP had the ability to make such donations during a time when charitable organizations need it most. 

“As a long-time and founding member of the Pearl River Community College Association of Educational Office Professionals and on behalf of all who have served as members of the PRCC AEOP, we are blessed and thankful to be able to provide monetary donations to Backpack Buddies of Poplarville and Friends of the Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home,” she said. “To support these local charities during the holiday season at such an unprecedented time of need is indeed a blessing.”

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.

November 20, 2020 - 3:13pm
 
 
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Pearl River receives $201,800 childcare grant

Pearl River receives $201,800 childcare grant

Pearl River Community College has been awarded $201,800 over four years as part of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

The grant, beginning in January 2021, is intended to alleviate some financial burdens for college students who are also parents of young children to allow them to focus on their studies and, in turn, increase their likelihood of academic success and graduation. Grants may be used for certified daycare centers such as the PRCC Child Development Lab School. 

“PRCC continues to be committed to its diverse student populations,” said Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC President. “This grant using federal funding for childcare expenses comes at a time when it is needed most.” 

Through this grant, PRCC will award students who are financially eligible funds to secure quality childcare services in CCAMPIS-approved childcare centers according to a sliding scale. The grant begins 

“The CCAMPIS grant will help with daycare expenses for PRCC students with children aged 6 weeks through 4 years,” said Dr. Jennifer Seal, Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research. “To qualify for CCAMPIS childcare assistance, students must be Pell-eligible and plan to enroll in at least 15 credit hours per semester.” 

All PRCC students on any campus including adult education students are eligible to apply. To apply for funds, complete the CCAMPIS application at PRCC_CCAMPIS Application. For more information, please call (601)403-1317.

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.

November 30, 2020 - 9:53am
 
 
 
 
 
 
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