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PRCC Film and Video students recognized by USDA

PRCC Film and Video students recognized by USDA

Instructor Ronn Hague and USDA Area 3 Conservationist stand on either side of 11 students in the film program. Each holds a certificate and green chair

Pearl River Community College’s Film and Video Technology program hosted a recognition and reveal event for work done for the United States Department of Agriculture Tuesday afternoon. USDA National Resources Conservation Service officials for Mississippi, Keeping the Rez Beautiful Foundation officials, plus PRCC students, staff and family members were all in attendance at the celebration. 

Students in the program have worked diligently to create promotional videos on the agriculture careers YouTube channel being established for the USDA. To date, they have filmed all the background footage from locations around the state. Students still must film the scripted scenes as well as final edits and production. 

“The students are getting to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom,” said Ronn Hague, Film and Video Technology program instructor. “After the scripted scenes are filmed, we head to production. The goal is to have the final videos up on the YouTube channel in January.” 

All students who participated were enrolled as USDA volunteers. This provided them with a certificate of distinction, allowed for transportation in USDA vehicles, and other benefits. Their certificates were presented at the recognition event along with USDA branded chairs and tumblers. 

During the ceremony, the following PRCC students were honored: Byron “Wednesday” Dillard, Ashton Kahn, River Roderick, Tori Hall, Aliyssa Cade, Mason Runnels, Gavin McGowan, Marikia Hibbler, Austin Husband, Kobie Robinson, Kendel Hargrove, Noah Gilkerson, Brandon Gingell and Kelly Jack. 

Dennis Jones, area conservationist for the southern 24 counties in Mississippi, briefly spoke of the importance these promotional videos will have for the USDA. 

“These videos will show different agricultural practices and activities,” he said. “The hope is that this video will be used to recruit future people into the field of agriculture, particularly with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.”  

The project is being entered into a statewide projects contest for the USDA. If the project wins at the state level, it may be entered into the national contest. 

“We are so grateful for the opportunity this has provided our students,” said Dr. Amy Townsend, Dean of Career & Technical Education for Poplarville and Hancock Campuses. “They are able to gain real-life experience and make connections that may lead to future employment.  

 “We are appreciative of all the effort that both Ronn Hague and former Director of Career Technical Education Gwen Smith have poured into the project as well as the USDA and Keeping the Rez Beautiful foundation for making it possible.” 

ABOUT FILM AND VIDEO TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM 

The Film and Video Technology program is in its fourth year at PRCC. Students are prepared for a career in fields relating to film and video including all aspects of film, broadcasting, and live production. A combination of class work and hands-on instruction gives students the opportunity to acquire the background and skills necessary to enter the audio-video workforce. 

Students can earn a career certificate, a technical certificate, and/or an Associate of Applied Science Degree. For more information, contact Hague at rhague@prcc.edu or 601-403-1316. 

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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Back Row from left: Byron “Wednesday” Dillard, Ashton Kahn, River Roderick, Tori Hall, Aliyssa Cade, Dennis Jones 
Front Row from left: Ronn Hague, Mason Runnels, Gavin McGowan, Marikia Hibbler, Austin Husband, Kobie Robinson, Kendel Hargrove 
Not pictured: Noah Gilkerson, Brandon Gingell, and Kelly Jack.  

 

December 1, 2021 - 1:21pm
 
 
PRCC Practical Nursing pinning for December 2021 Graduates

PRCC Practical Nursing pinning for December 2021 Graduates

PRCC Practical Nursing Graduates Dec 2021

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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. 

“We are very proud of these students for what they have accomplished,” PRCC Vice President for Forrest County Center, Allied Health and Nursing Dr. Jana Causey said. “These students have worked hard through a very difficult and unprecedented time and they rose to the challenge!   

“Pearl River Community College is proud to put these students into the workforce to provide quality care and close the gap in the nursing shortage. “  

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. 

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

December 3, 2021 - 8:52am
 
Surgical Technology December 20021 at Forrest County Campus

Surgical Technology December 20021 at Forrest County Campus

Surgical Tech Dec 2021 Graduation

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. 

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

December 3, 2021 - 2:37pm
 
Respiratory Care Technology December 2021 Graduation at Forrest County Campus

Respiratory Care Technology December 2021 Graduation at Forrest County Campus

Respiratory Care Dec 2021 Graduation

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.

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

December 3, 2021 - 2:46pm
 
 
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Pearl River launches ‘Be The Change’ campaign to help fund scholarships

Pearl River launches ‘Be The Change’ campaign to help fund scholarships

Be the Change!

The Pearl River Community College Alumni Association and Development Foundation is asking the institution’s employees to “Be The Change.”  

Executive Director Delana Harris announced Wednesday the launch of the special donation campaign. The idea is simple but the potential benefit can have a lasting impact on PRCC’s student body. 

In short, through the campaign PRCC employees can opt to donate the “cents” in their paychecks to help fund one scholarship per school year. 

“Be The Change kind of started with the idea of just donating the change or cents from your paycheck,” Harris said. “A lot of times, people think they have to fund a half- or full-tuition scholarship. They think that is the only way they can really make a difference or change lives.  

“There is a misconception that it has to be a $500 or $1,500 donation so we wanted to come up with a really simple way that people internally can support our students.” 

Harris’ department crunched the numbers and if every PRCC employee donated around 55 cents, the campaign could fund a full scholarship annually. 

“I think it’s important that when you’re asking for support you can turn around and say our ‘family’ internally is also supporting this effort,” Harris said. “I think that goes a long way and creates synergy that we’re all working toward the same goals. Working in different departments it can be easy to forget we’re working toward the same goals.  

“Our jobs at the college are to promote student success and this is just one way we can go about doing that.” 

HOW TO SIGN UP 

Donating is easy. All employees have to do is visit PRCC.edu/BeTheChange, fill out the form and denote the amount they wish to donate from each paycheck.  

WHO BENEFITS? 

The Foundation has formed an official scholarship committee to oversee the awarding of scholarships.  

There are no specific criteria to qualify. Interested students will apply with The Foundation just like they would for any other scholarship. 

The Be The Change scholarship will be more of a character based scholarship, Harris said, with the committee looking for individuals who “represent The Wildcat Way.” Need will also be a contributing factor, she said. 

The initial recipient is expected to be selected ahead of the 2022-23 school year. 

“I think it’s extremely special that people the student interact with every day will have potentially funded their scholarship,” Harris said. 

The campaign was approved by the Foundation’s board in September and PRCC’s Board of Trustees in October. 

Individuals who donate more than $100 annually are eligible to receive a tax deductible form from The Foundation. 

For more information on the campaign, Harris can be reached at dharris@prcc.edu.  

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

December 8, 2021 - 11:58am
 
Nursing Program celebrates Fall 2021 graduates and honors achievements

Nursing Program celebrates Fall 2021 graduates and honors achievements

ADN Pinning Ceremony PRCC Fall 2021 Three Rows of graduates on stage

Last night, 37 students graduated with their Associate Degree of Nursing and were recognized for their achievements. Hundreds of well-wishers including family and friends of the graduates gathered in the Brownstone Center of the Arts for the ADN Pinning Ceremony. 

PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood delivered a congratulatory message to the students. Not only did he recognize the difficulty of completing the program, but also the challenges they will face in their new careers. 

“These are our future heroes,” said Breerwood. “Nurses make sacrifices when going into another person’s life, often in a time of darkness, while being a beacon of hope and light for them.” 

Prior to the pinning ceremony, four students were honored with different awards. Maylen Cooke (LPN to ADN program) and Riley Guinot (traditional ADN program) were recognized for Academic Excellence. April Arnona (traditional ADN program) and Kenyatta Smith (LPN to ADN program) were recognized for Dedication to Patient Care. Finally, Arnona was acknowledged as the recipient of the Fall 2021 Mississippi School of Nursing Scholarship. 

The presentation of pins to the graduates included the reading of dedication cards as they accepted their diploma, lamp, and pin. Some of the graduates received their pin from a family member of close friend who is also a graduate of the ADN program.  

Nursing Student Receives Pin from a prior ADN graduate and friend

Eleven of the graduates were given cords in recognition of their membership in the Mississippi Organization for Students of ADN (MOSA) with over 100 community service credits. MOSA is the only state chapter for students in the nation with the PRCC chapter participating in numerous educational, recruitment and community activities. Michael Mutters served as president and Deidria Smith served as secretary. 

After lighting their lamps, all registered nurses in the audience were invited to join the graduates in reciting the Nightingale Pledge. This was followed by a thank you from Jordan Womble on behalf of the cohort. She thanked her fellow classmates, family members and faculty for their support throughout their time in nursing school. 

“The friendships made in nursing school are one of a kind,” said Womble. “And, I believe that we have cried together, prayed together, studied together, spoke motivation into each other, and stood side-by-side to accomplish this task. Guys, we made it.”   

The evening ended with closing thoughts from Dr. Arlene Jones, Director of Nursing Education.  

“Being a good nurse is not just about implementing the knowledge you received here in nursing school,” said Jones. “It is about showing care, compassion, and human decency to patients and their families. 

“No matter where your future endeavors as a nurse take you, may you always look back with pride and remember that you are a PRCC ADN graduate. And never forget that you are a Wildcat.” 

ALPHA DELTA NU HONOR SOCIETY OF NURSING  

Earlier in the afternoon, four nursing graduates were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Nursing. The ceremony was held in Malone Chapel. 

Fall 2021 inductees are Chloe Boutwell, Maylen Cooke – Vice President, Presley Hathorn – Secretary, and Michael Mutters – President.  

Four nursing students stand in front of banner for Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

Guests attending the induction were given a brief history of the organization and chapter before the Capstone Project presentation. This group elected to focus on the importance of handwashing for health including the creation of a brochure and video demonstration. 

Each inductee was presented with a pin and cords by Breerwood and nursing faculty members Mrs. Rebecca Pullens, Mrs. Brittny Radoska, and Mrs. Jaclyn Smith. 

FALL 2021 ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF NURSING GRADUATES 

Alaina Applegate, April Arnona, Jeremiah Borley, Chloe Boutwell+**, Nicole Burton, Brooke Carney, April Collum, Maylen Cooke+**, Deanielle Dean**, Jenna Dixon, Ashton Green, Riley Guinot**, Celsey Harpster, Kenseula Harris. Presley Hathorn+**, Bria Keith, Hanna Kellar, Shelby King, Brooke Ladner, Dawn Levy**, Makayla McCullum**, Harlie Miley, Madeline Milner, Dylan Mitchell, Marie Moore, Michael Mutters+**, Angela Odom, Erin Ramsay, Bobie Roberts, Kia Robinson**, Deidria Smith**, Kenyatta Smith, Ishica Washington, Tiffany Williamson**, Morgan Windham, Jordan Womble, and Lauryn Woodard. 

** Mississippi Organization for Students of ADN (MOSA) Cord & Medallion: 2- year member with 100+ community service credits 
+ Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Nursing 

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

December 9, 2021 - 12:05pm
 
The Wildcat Hub at PRCC will offer one stop assistance

The Wildcat Hub at PRCC will offer one stop assistance

PRCC Wildcat Hub Logo

Pearl River Community College is unveiling The Wildcat Hub, a new help center located on the Poplarville campus in Spring 2022 that will serve all of PRCC’s campuses. The new addition is focused on providing excellent customer service and knowledgeable troubleshooting as an extension of the “Happy to Help!” campaign that launched in August.  

The Wildcat Hub will be committed to guiding the path for students and prospective students to become the best Wildcats they can be. This guidance will include answering questions and offering advice. This may range from how to apply to college all the way through how to graduate, in one central location. Covid questions, tracking and resources will also be handled through The Wildcat Hub.  

“The pandemic has created an increase in questions and concerns from our students, parents, community members and employees,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management and Business Services Candace Harper. “We believe that having the right communication method and information tools in place will help facilitate a seamless overall service experience.  

The Wildcat Hub will assist students, parents, and community members across all campuses. Throughout a student’s entire journey at PRCC, we now have resources in place to ensure that PRCC offers the best customer service experience. We are taking a different approach to illustrate ways we can enhance student satisfaction by not only meeting, but exceeding their expectations.” 

The physical center is currently under construction in Crosby Hall across from the cafeteria. Customer service agents will be on hand for walk-up help, phone calls, emails or chat via the prcc.edu website. 

To best meet the needs of students, The Wildcat Hub will offer extended hours, including nights and weekends. Official Spring 2022 hours will be released once the Wildcat Hub is complete and fully operational; ideally by February 2022.   

“PRCC's administration has had a long outstanding goal of creating a central location to answer questions and provide assistance to current and prospective students,” said Hannah Miller and Amanda Brumfield, supervisors of The Wildcat Hub. “We are excited to be part of this new opportunity and to not only help realize the goal, but also to serve our students one-on-one. Our team is ready and happy to help our students be the best they can be at PRCC!”  

Representatives from PRCC’s Wildcat Hub will be available during holiday closures to provide support and answer questions. This includes the impending 2021 winter break, which spans from December 11 to January 2. Those needing to reach PRCC can email wildcathub@prcc.edu or leave a message in our live chat box.  Emails and messages will be returned within 72 hours.   

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

 

December 10, 2021 - 2:18pm
 
 
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