POPLARVILLE - The newest member of the Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees attended his first meeting Thursday.
Will Russell serves on the board by virtue of his position as superintendent of education in Jefferson Davis County. He was elected last month in a special election.
“I look forward to serving in a positive manner,” Russell said. “I’m very impressed with the campus and where the college stands. Pearl River has always had a rich tradition which I’m proud to be a part of.”
POPLARVILLE - Students wanting to squeeze an extra class into the year can take a winter term mini-class at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville and Hattiesburg.
The classes meet all day with a lunch break, from Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19. Finals will be Saturday, Dec. 20. Students can register as late as Monday.
Courses offered in Poplarville are hybrid child development II, language/literacy development, world literature I and music appreciation for non-music majors.
POPLARVILLE - The magic of Christmas Eve of old returns to Poplarville on Dec. 20 and 21 with the South Mississippi Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the campus of Pearl River Community College.
With elaborate costumes, magnificent sets and professional dancing, thes holiday classic will delight audiences of any age with the story of a family Christmas Eve celebration in the 1800s.
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10:00 - 11:18 MW/10:50 - 12:08 MW
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|Wednesday, Dec 10||8:00 - 9:50||9:00 - 9:53 MWF
9:00 - 10:18 MW/ 9:25 - 10:43 MW
POPLARVILLE - A highlight of the fall semester at Pearl River Community College is the annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner.
Hosted by the PRCC Development Foundation, the dinner gives scholarship donors or their representatives an opportunity to meet the students benefitting from their generosity.
Scholarships and the recipients for the 2014-15 year are:
Samuel Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Ryan Barrett of Wiggins.
POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.
Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.
Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics honor society at Pearl River Community College that provides students with opportunities to further their mathematics career, held its induction ceremony Nov. 17 at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. Inductees included from left: Front row – Zach Bennett of Petal, Shamiraca Williams of Hattiesburg, Karen Posey of Richton and Keegan Hall of Hattiesburg. Back row – Sponsors Jenny Brown and Beth Strahan, Houston Stogner of Foxworth, Evan Thornton of Collins, Mason Stokes of Petal, Philip Lawson of Purvis and sponsor Sharon Clark.
POPLARVILLE - Cody Fairchild of Lumberton spent a few hundred dollars to take a Pearl River Community College fall semester welding course.
In return, he’s moving from a job that pays $11.50 an hour to a new one starting at $25 an hour.
“This is the first time I ever welded,” he said. “I’ve got a job lined up in Galveston, Texas, when I finish the class.”
Fairchild will be working as a structural welder while classmate Hank Gonzales of Picayune already has a job welding pipe.
POPLARVILLE - The Christmas season will get off to a swinging start at Pearl River Community College with Holiday Pops! on Dec. 4.
The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts and will feature favorite holiday music.
The PRCC JazzCats, The Voices and the String of Pearls dancers will perform a sophisticated program of popular and traditional holiday music.
“We’re doing some things together and some things separately,” said Archie Rawls, JazzCats director and chair of the PRCC Department of Fine Arts and Communication.