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Failla crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat

February 24, 2017 - 10:16am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A 21-year-old Pearl River Community College student from Picayune was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat after an evening of competition on Feb. 23 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Belle Failla won the crown along with awards in Judges’ Interview and Talent in competition with seven other women. She tap danced to the song Swing Time during the talent portion of the pageant.
  As Miss PRCC Wildcat, Failla will received a one semester full-tuition scholarship. She was crowned by Mary Kate Lott of Purvis, Miss PRCC Wildcat 2016.

Tickets available for Wardrobes and Rings

February 23, 2017 - 1:20pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Complimentary tickets are available for the March 2 production “Of Wardrobes and Rings and Other Things.”
  The show features British actors David Payne and David Robinson and tells of the friendship and collaboration of C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.
  The event is part of the Pearl River Community College Honors Lecture Series sponsored by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.
  The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus.

Science Olympiad held Feb. 18

February 22, 2017 - 8:27am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Approximately 250 students competed in the Gulf South Science Olympiad held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Pearl River Community College.
  The students competed in high school and middle school divisions in 15 categories in each. One team from each school can advance to compete in the categories at the state competition March 31 at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  Winners in the lower division categories were:
  Overall - St. Patrick, first; North Woolmarket, second; West Marion, third.

PRCC police receive radios

February 17, 2017 - 3:45pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Highland Community Hospital in Picayune has donated radios to the Pearl River Community College Police Department.
  PRCC received nine radios, chargers and accessories after Highland changed radio systems.
  “We’ve got four radios that we feel like we can use on a consistent basis,” said Dr. Adam Breerwood, vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center. “We have to change some frequencies, but this will help us a lot.”

Blue Cross grant making difference at PRCC

February 17, 2017 - 3:15pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College welcomed Sheila Grogan, director of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, to campus Friday to update her on plans for the $147,493 foundation grant to the PRCC Wildcat Wellness initiative.
  Grogan presented a ceremonial check to Dr. Tara Rouse, director of the PRCC Wellness Center, and Dr. Jennifer Seal, vice president for planning and institutional research.
  “Pearl River Community College is doing an amazing job with promoting wellness at the college and in the K-12 schools,” Grogan said.

Register now for ACT Boot Camp

February 17, 2017 - 11:21am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Boot Camp on Friday, March 24, in Poplarville.
  The camp is open to any junior or senior high school student preparing to take the ACT. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 in the Science Building auditorium on the Poplarville campus.
  The instructor, Dr. Jennifer Seal, is an educator and ACT prep specialist. In addition to learning tips and techniques to improve their scores, she will provide students with a study guide. A pizza lunch will also be provided.

Cheerleaders' clinic is Feb. 26

February 17, 2017 - 11:20am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic for juniors and seniors in high school from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at White Coliseum.
  The clinic will feature coaches who teach SEC cheerleading skills, focusing on stunting, tumbling and tryout requirements.
  Students who attend must bring with them a signed PRCC Athletic Waiver. The waiver can be downloaded from the PRCC website, www.prcc.edu. Click on athletics, then cheerleading and scroll down under the Cheerleading Tryouts notice.

PRCC honors civil rights icon with original music

February 14, 2017 - 3:33pm -- admin

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College paid tribute Monday, Feb. 13, to the late Medgar Evers with a piece composed for the PRCC Wind Ensemble.
  Luigi Zaninelli, retired music professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, wrote Take My Hand based on the hymn Precious Lord which was a favorite of Evers’.
  The PRCC Wind Ensemble premiered the composition during a concert at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.

Women pack into 11th health symposium

January 30, 2017 - 9:22am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College celebrated mothers, daughters and sisters Saturday, Jan. 28, at the 11th annual Women’s Health Symposium.
  “Today is about you,” guest speaker Linda Larsen said. “You don’t get the credit you deserve. But today you will.”
  The day provided approximately 500 women valuable health information and screenings, shopping and entertainment, lunch and words of humor and wisdom from Larsen.
  Joy and happiness are healthier than their opposites and individuals control the way events affect them, she said.

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