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Columbia company donates to masonry program

April 23, 2015 - 9:57am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A major donation from Columbia Block and Brick will further the education of brick, block and stonemasonry students at Pearl River Community College.
  The company donated $1,110 worth of supplies to the program - 1,040 bricks and 540 blocks in three sizes along with mortar.
  The donation frees budgeted funds for other uses, said Porter Soley, program director.
  “When budgets are tight, it helps to be able to buy tools for training,” he said.
  The company has provided several donations in the past to support the program.

Two concerts wrap up spring semester

April 20, 2015 - 1:45pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Two concerts will close out the spring semester at Pearl River Community College.

  The PRCC Singers will perform Thursday, April 23, and three groups - RiverRoad, JazzCats and The Voices - will take the stage on Tuesday, April 28. Both concerts are at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.

  Under the direction of LaDona Tyson, the PRCC Singers will present a program of traditional and contemporary music for choirs on April 23.

PRCC hosts Congressional Art Show

April 20, 2015 - 1:38pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Forrest County Agricultural High School student will receive an expense-paid trip to the nation’s Capitol as the 4th District winner in the 2015 Congressional Art Forum.
  Brooke Lane’s drawing of a tiger was named Best in Show and will hang in the U.S. Capitol tunnel for a year along with the works of other high school artists from around the country. It also received the first place blue ribbon for drawing.

Nursing students use simulation lab

April 15, 2015 - 8:32am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Students in the associate degree nursing program at Pearl River Community College gain almost life-like experience by using a simulation lab in the classroom.
  The lab was purchased with a $150,000 grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.
  First-semester students Kayla Breland of Carriere and Kristi Guarino of Necaise used the lab Monday to prepare patient “Missy Duncan” for hip replacement surgery. Their classmates were assigned specific steps to monitor for discussion after the exercise.

Spence named alumni coordinator

April 10, 2015 - 3:45pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Traci Comesana Spence has returned to her alma mater as coordinator of alumni services and Development Foundation administrative assistant at Pearl River Community College.
  Spence, a graduate of Purvis High School, earned an associate’s degree from PRCC in 2005. She went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a business marketing degree.

Three instrumental groups to perform Thursday

April 10, 2015 - 3:42pm -- jbraswell

POPLARVILLE - Three instrumental groups at Pearl River Community College will be presented in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Smith Auditorium of the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
The PRCC Concert Band, PRCC Wind Ensemble and PRCC Percussion Ensemble will perform.
 The concert will feature standard band literature as well as contemporary music for bands.  Selections will include “Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo” by Malcom Arnold and “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” by Eric Whitacre as well as many other selections. 

Lovell to receive PTK honor

April 7, 2015 - 1:17pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Ernie Lovell, executive director of the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation, will be honored next week by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  Lovell will receive a 2015 Distinguished College Administrator Award during Nerd Nation, the PTK annual convention April 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas.
  The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, deans or other administrative leaders who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure.

Dental Hygiene students promote awareness

April 6, 2015 - 1:35pm -- admin

Dental Hygiene students at Pearl River Community College recently launched balloons at the Forrest County Center to bring awareness to Oral Cancer Month.  Members of the class include from left:  Front row – Hannah Keith of Sumrall, Andrea Donovan of Gulfport,  Kayla Graves  of Seminary,  Angela Nause of Hattiesburg, Shelby Bolling of Wiggins, Jeanne’ Saavedra of Petal, Michelle Phillips of Gulfport, Courtney Cooper  of Sumrall, Megan Lee of Hattiesburg,  Addie Brooks  of Brandon, Kristie Cao  of Ocean Springs and Katie Slade of Purvis.

Get discounted 'Rumors' tickets

April 6, 2015 - 1:10pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets remain available for this week’s production of  Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at Pearl River Community College.
  The comedy will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in Smith Auditorium of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
  The farce revolves around the deputy mayor of New York who has shot himself. Guests are arriving for a 10th wedding anniversary party and his wife can’t be found. His lawyer and his wife must get the story “straight” before the other guests arrive.

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