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Forrest County Center News

PRCC OTA students receive pins

Twenty students received pins Thursday, May 5, signifying completion of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg. The ceremony took place in the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center.

The alphabetical list of students included:

2022 Radiologic Technology program graduates

Eighteen graduates of the Radiologic Technology program at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus received pins Tuesday, May 3, in a ceremony in the Dr. J. Cecil Burt Events Room marking the end of their two years of study.

PRCC Middle College students prepare for graduation

High school students graduating from Middle College at Pearl River Community College participated in a Cord Ceremony Monday night in the Dr. J. Cecil Burt Events Room at the Forrest County Campus.

Thirty-one students received their graduation cords and can also participate in PRCC’s graduation ceremony this Friday in Poplarville.

High school students were enrolled in high school and college courses at the same time.

PRCC Dental Hygiene program graduates 15

Pearl River Community College’s Dental Hygiene program pinned 15 graduates in a ceremony Thursday at the Dr. Cecil Burt Special Events Room at the Forrest County Campus.

The students included, from left:

PRCC students receive recognition at awards day program

The Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College presented annual awards to top students in Career-Technical Education and Academic ceremonies on April 21.

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends joined together in celebrating the success of these students while wishing them success in their future endeavors. 

Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President for Forrest County Campus, Allied Health and Nursing Programs, welcomed everyone to each ceremony. 

“Students, remember the Wildcat Way – Price, Respect, Class and Character when you leave us,” she said.

PRCC worker hailed as hero after performing Heimlich Maneuver on fellow employee

Michael Yarbrough, a workforce project manager at Pearl River Community College, is being hailed as a hero by his fellow workers at the Woodall Advanced Technology Center after he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a fellow worker.

The worker, custodian and handyman Doug Touchstone, was eating his lunch in the Woodall Center on April 12 when he began choking.

“I was eating a turkey sandwich, in a hurry,” said the 48-year-old Touchstone. “I took a large bite and started choking. I was holding my chest and trying to breathe.”

PRCC inducts members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society

Sixty-four students were welcomed into Pearl River Community College’s Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society on April 4. 

The induction ceremony was held in the multi-purpose room at the Forrest County Campus with family members and other guests in the audience. 

Phi Theta Kappa is known as the foremost honor society for two-year colleges with over 1,300 chapters worldwide. 

Two PRCC students selected as semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The list of semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship has been released and two students at Pearl River Community College have made the cut. Hanna Lambert and Shui Lin, both students at the Forrest County Campus, are this year’s semifinalists from PRCC. 

Farris, Loper receive $1500 Kohler scholarships

Pearl River Community College students Sungjin Farris and Joshua Loper have been awarded $1500 Kohler Manufacturing ready-to-work scholarships this semester.

Farris, 20, and Loper, 25, are sophomores majoring in Electronics/Industrial Technology at the Forrest County Campus. Farris attended Oak Grove High School and Loper attended Purvis High School.

Farris said he wants to be an electronics technician by trade. He is a member of the National Technical Honors Society. 

 “I was surprised, honored and grateful for receiving this scholarship,” he said.

Bush, Greer receive $500 machine shop scholarships

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

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

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