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Apply for nursing assistant course

June 15, 2015 - 1:30pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Applications will be accepted through July 23 for a certified nursing assistant course to be taught at Pearl River Community College.
  The course will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday, beginning Aug. 10 and ending Oct. 29, at the Nursing Building on the Poplarville campus. Cost is $500 and includes the workbook and the fee for the NACES state examination.

Alsobrooks elected to national council

June 11, 2015 - 11:27am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president  for economic and community development at Pearl River Community College, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), starting July 1.
  Board members serve as links between the membership and the panel and assist members in promoting and implementing the concepts of career and technical education, basic skills education and workforce and economic development.

PRCC board adopts $37.4 million budget; No increase in student tuition

June 9, 2015 - 4:47pm -- admin

     POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget of $37.4 million for the 2015-16 academic year Tuesday during the regular June meeting on the Poplarville campus.
    Roger Knight, Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, explained that the $37.4 million for the 2015-16 budget includes both restricted and unrestricted funds.
    “The new budget is an increase of $1.3 million over last year’s budget,” said Knight.

Apply now for Summer Bridge Program

June 9, 2015 - 8:38am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Applications are being accepted by Student Support Services at Pearl River Community College for the 10th anual Summer Bridge to College Program, also known as START.  The “START” acronym stands for Students Transitioning to Academic Success and Responsibilities at The Community College.

Mitch Deaver leaves legacy of quality

June 4, 2015 - 10:01am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Mitch Deaver, a fixture along the sidelines of Pearl River Community College athletic fields and courts, died Monday, June 1, at his home.
  Deaver, 62, was sports information director at PRCC, a position he had held since April 1996. He was known throughout the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges for his cooperation and by sports editors for the quality of his photography.

Picayune attorneys hired by PRCC board

June 2, 2015 - 1:38pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees has hired a Picayune law firm as its legal counsel.
  The board approved hiring McDonald, Patch and Bryan Law, PLLC, at its May meeting. Members of the firm are Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald IV, Gerald Patch and Manya Creel Bryan.
  The board’s long-time attorney, Martin Smith of Poplarville, passed away Feb. 26.

PRCC graduates receive diplomas, certificates

May 27, 2015 - 10:42am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - More than 850 students completed the requirements for associate’s degrees or certificates of proficiency at Pearl River Community College between June 2014 and May 2015.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Ramarz D. Green, Carvey Magee, Quincy Lilmorris Martin, Justin J. McKines, Atara Lakenya Moye, Franchesca Dominique Oatis.

PTA class aces national exam

May 27, 2015 - 8:32am -- jbraswell

  HATTIESBURG - Instructors at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College have been notified that 100 percent of the 2014 physical therapist assistant technology graduates passed the licensure exam on the first attempt.
  The national pass rate for the first attempt at the exam is 86 percent, according to the Federation of States Boards of Physical Therapy.
  One of the graduates did not take the test until 2015, delaying posting of the 2014 results for PRCC.

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