POPLARVILLE – In reading “The Spirit of the Pearl: The Life, Legend and Legacy of T.D. ‘Dobie’ Holden,” one finds that it is possible for a football coach to win the respect of his players and lead them to eight state championships and one national championship without compromising faith and family.
The surgical technology program at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center will hold two information sessions for potential applicants.
The sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, and Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room 119 of the Allied Health Building, 5448 U.S. 49 South in Hattiesburg.
PRCC’s surgical technology program offers two courses of study - one year for a proficiency certificate and two years for an associate’s degree.
The Spirt of the River marching band at Pearl River Community College works Tuesday, Aug. 11, on its 2015 halftime show which features dance music. The band will debut the show at PRCC’s first home game against Hinds Community College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Dr. Kyle Hill is director of bands assisted by Mike Bass and Reuben McDowell.
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POPLARVILLE - Open registration for the fall semester at Pearl River Community College will be held on the Poplarville campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13 and 14.
Students can also register on those days at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg and the Hancock Center in Waveland.
Classes begin Monday, Aug. 17. Online classes start Monday, Aug. 24.
A complete listing of available classes can be found at PRCC’s website, www.prcc.edu under the Academics tab.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host its annual Meet the Wildcats event Thursday, Aug. 20.
Meet the Wildcats will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned comfort of White Coliseum on the Poplarville campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wildcat football team opens the season Aug. 27 at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale. The home opener will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, against Hinds.
POPLARVILLE - Three new directors bring a variety of experience to their positions at Pearl River Community College.
Terri Clark is PRCC’s director of adult education services, Delana Harris is director of recruiting and marketing and Dr. Ed Pinero is director of career and technical education programs.
Clark has been adult education/GED counselor at PRCC since October 2009. She taught psychology as an adjunct instructor at PRCC and was a counselor with the Forrest County school system from 2005-2009.
POPLARVILLE - Students enrolling at Pearl River Community College this fall will have fewer expensive, heavy textbooks to carry to class.
Approximately 60 percent of academic classes will be using eBooks.
“We are not requiring it of the teachers but we strongly encourage it,” said Dr. Martha Lou Smith, vice president for general education and technology. “It provides a great opportunity for our students and is a way for us to move forward.”
Sarah Welch, librarian at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College, is serving on the Mississippi Library Association’s Author Awards Committee.
Welch will serve during 2015-2016.
She is past vice chair and chair of the association’s Two-Year College Roundtable division .
Welch, who has been at PRCC since 2011, holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi.