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Donate to tornado relief at Wellness Center

January 23, 2017 - 9:22am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is collecting relief supplies to be delivered to victims of the Jan. 21 tornado in Hattiesburg and Petal.
  Donations can be made at the Wellness Center on the Poplarville campus.
  Requested items include non-perishable food, manual can openers, plastic food containers and zipper bags, diapers, wipes, formula, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair combs and brushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, bottled water, sports drinks, pet food and supplies.

Forrest County Center classes cancelled

January 22, 2017 - 1:55pm -- jbraswell

  HATTIESBURG – Classes at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center on Highway 49 have been cancelled for Monday due to the uncertainty of the power situation on the campus as the result of Saturday’s tornado.
  “Mississippi Power is uncertain as to whether we would have power or not, so we have made the decision to go ahead and cancel classes for Monday and resume on Tuesday,” said PRCC President William Lewis.
   Classes on PRCC’s main campus in Poplarville and Hancock Center in Waveland will meet as usual on Monday.


PRCC designated Military Friendly

January 18, 2017 - 2:53pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recently was notified that it has been designated a Military Friendly® school.
  The designation, awarded by Victory Media, recognizes higher education institutions for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.
  PRCC has provided service to more than 200 students who receive veterans education benefits in 2016-17, said Gloria Wasmund, VA Certifying Official.

New automotive equipment installed

January 18, 2017 - 10:19am -- jbraswell

A crew from Hunter Engineering Co. installs an alignment rack in the Pearl River Community College automotive technology shop on the Poplarville campus. The rack, which was made in Mississippi, will  lift longer and heavier vehicles than the one it replaced, instructor Austin Barrett said.
PRCC Public Relations photo

Electrical course set for Jefferson Davis County

January 17, 2017 - 9:09am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College is offering an electrical course at the Jeff Davis VocTech Center in Carson.
  The course will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights from Feb. 1 through March 29 and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights from April 4  through June 29. Cost is $250. The course will allow students to apply for NCCER credentials in core curriculum and Level 1 electrical.

Welness Center receives grant

January 13, 2017 - 8:33am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation recently approved a third grant to Pearl River Community College for continuation and expansion of its Wildcat Wellness initiative.
  PRCC received $147,493 for the initiative’s third phase.
  “We are so honored to have this opportunity to help improve the health and wellness of individuals living in this area,” said Dr. Tara Rouse, Wellness Center director.

Unmanned aerial systems program starting

January 11, 2017 - 11:08am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recently received a grant to start a new career-technical program to meet the needs of a 21st century industry.
  PRCC received a $215,250 Career and Technical Education Challenge Grant through the Mississippi Community College Board to implement an unmanned aerial systems program.
  “This is the start-up capital to get this up and going,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president for workforce and economic development. “Our goal is to start classes in August.”

Lewis announces June 30 retirement

January 10, 2017 - 4:04pm -- jbraswell

      POPLARVILLE – Dr. William A. Lewis, 70, the president of Pearl River Community College since July of 2000, will retire June 30 of this year with almost 50 years of public service in various Mississippi educational institutions.
            Dr. Lewis informed the PRCC Board of Trustees of his decision Tuesday during its monthly meeting.
           On July 1, Dr. Adam Breerwood, Vice President for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center, takes over as PRCC’s 11th president.

Top scholars named to President's List

January 6, 2017 - 8:52am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the President’s List for the fall 2016 semester.
  Students must maintain a 4.0 average to be named to the President’s List. They are listed by hometowns:
  Bay St. Louis - Jerrod Rigby, Brice Alexander Thomas.
  Biloxi - Amber Dreanna Battise.
  Brandon - Adam Joseph Minton.
  Brooklyn - Danielle N. Baker, Kevin A. Grice, Justin O. Souvinette.


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