Pearl River Community College

Hancock Center Faculty

Raymunda Barnes- Assistant Vice President

Raymunda BarnesRaymunda Barnes is a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He has served Pearl River Community College in many capacities over the years. He began his service at PRCC as the Lead Instructor. While serving as Lead Instructor, Mr. Barnes organized and coached the Hancock Center’s Intramural Football team that competed regularly in Poplarville against other intramural squads. He also helped organize the SGA organization for the Hancock Center. Years after serving as Lead Instructor, Mr. Barnes transitioned to Dean before being named Assistant Vice President of the Hancock Campus. In addition to campus involvement, Mr. Barnes is a member of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce-Education Committee, steering committee member for Leadership Hancock County, active member of the Bay-Waveland Rotary Club, and participates in many other local events throughout Hancock County.

Born in Biloxi and graduating from d’Iberville High School, he now resides in Gulfport with his wife and two children. Mr. Barnes began his academic journey at Alcorn State University before graduating from William Carey University and attending the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently enrolled in the Higher Education Administration doctoral program at USM. Mr. Barnes is also a proud member of the First Missionary Baptist Church-Biloxi where he serves as Director of Christian Education.

Craig Carrigee - Mathematics/Physical Science

Craig CarrigeeOriginally from New Orleans, Mr. Craig Carrigee attended Hancock High School where he graduated in 2000 he graduated at the top of his class. Mr. Carrigee then attended Mississippi State University where he graduated in 2008 with a Master’s of Science degree in Physics. Mr. Carrigee began his career with PRCC by working with the Student Support Services program in Poplarville as well as a GED instructor. He is currently an instructor of Mathematics and Physical Science at the Hancock Center and is enrolled in the Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment Ph.D. program at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Carrigee remains at his home in Hancock County where he lives with his wife and son.

Helene A. Goldstein - History

Helene GoldsteinHelene A. Goldstein, MA, M.S.Th – Originally from New York City, Ms. Goldstein earned a Minister of Spiritual Theology degree in Comparative Religions from The New Seminary in New York, and then completed a bachelors degree in history at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She then earned a Masters in Russian History and Literature from the University of London in 1999. While studying abroad, she had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, and in Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand, which she feels has enhanced her love of history. After teaching as an adjunct for 11 years in New York, New Jersey, and PRCC, she joined the Hancock Campus as the full-time Instructor of History in 2011. 

Sylvia Martinez - Mathematics

Sylvia MartinezSylvia Martinez is a lifelong resident of Hancock County where she spent the last nineteen years teaching high school mathematics.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree as well as her Master of Education degree in Mathematics from William Carey University.  She enjoys spending time with her children, teaching and traveling.

Jennifer Ferrell-Psychology

Jennifer Ferrell InstructorJennifer Ferrell is a native of Pearl River County, Mississippi. After high school, she moved to North Carolina to attend community college. From North Carolina, Jennifer moved to Texas to attend Sam Houston State University. She received a B.S. degree in psychology and discovered her passion for teaching in that field. From there, Jennifer returned to North Carolina for graduate school at Appalachian State University. She received her Master’s in Higher Education for teaching psychology at the community college level. Before becoming a faculty member at PRCC, Jennifer taught psychology at Lone Star College outside of Houston, TX.

Kira Arthurs-Sociology

Kira Arthurs

Kira Arthurs graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in sociology with a minor in psychology and a concentration in criminology  She went on to graduate from Louisiana State University with a M.A. in sociology.  She started teaching at Pearl River Community College in the Fall of 2013 as an adjunct instructor and was hired to be a full-time instructor the following year.  She enjoys teaching students about society and she enjoys spending time raising her three boys.


Jacob Havard - English

Jacob HavardJacob Havard is George County, Mississippi. After high school, he pursued a Bachelor's of Arts from William Carey University. He continued at William Carey University to receive his Master's of Education degree.  Before becoming an instructor for Pearl River Community College, he was a children's librarian and a high-school English teacher.  In his spare time, Jacob loves to volunteer at his local library by teaching community art programs for adults and teens.


James Royston-Biology

James Royston

Born:                    Greenville, South Carolina
Raised:                 Bounced all over the U.S. finally coming to rest on the MS Gulf Coast
Education:            Associate of Arts - MGCCC
                            Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) - University of Southern Mississippi
                            Master of Science (Microbiology) – University of Southern Mississippi
Employment:       Hancock High School – Science Teacher (2002 – 2011)
                           Pearl River Community College – Instructor of Biology (2004 – Present)

Patsy Williams-Administrative Assistant

PatsyWilliamsHancockAdministrativeAssistantPatsy Williams originally from New Orleans, Louisiana has been a resident of Hancock County for 49 years. Patsy attended Hancock High School and graduated with honors from Pearl River Community College in 2011 where she has worked since 2004. Patsy is the Secretary to the Vice President of the Hancock Center where she is very excited and looking forward to working with all the students and faculty. She is a member of Word of Faith Church in Bay St. Louis, MS.