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Internships give students real-world experience

  POPLARVILLE - An internship program through Pearl River Community College has two students already seeing the benefits of the degrees they will soon receive.
  Cierra Plaisance and Hannah Rester, both of Carriere, work part-time at the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission while finishing the requirements to complete the business management technology program.
  “We started off as interns,” Plaisance said. “Then they hired us as temporary employees.”

BBB chief talks about good, bad and ugly in business

  POPLARVILLE - Business owners and managers must know how to deal with the good, the bad and the ugly and John O’Hara brought insight on how to do that to a Lunch and Learn at Pearl River Community College.
  O’Hara is the chief executive officer of the Better Business Bureau in Mississippi. The event was co-sponsored by the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce.
  Transparency - part of the good - allows customers to easily find ownership, address and contact information, licensing, length of time in business and warranty/guarantee information.

Sumrall wins international DECA award

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College student placed third in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference competition.
  Caitlin Sumrall of Poplarville competed in the hotel and lodging category at the conference held April 11-15 in Washington, D.C.
  The competition was in the form of a case study in which she was given an hour to review a business or marketing issue and 20 minutes to present her ideas to the judges.

Alumni inducted into Hall of Fame

  Pearl River Community College saluted five alumni Thursday, April 12, with induction into the PRCC Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame.
  Recognized for their accomplishments were J.P. Compretta of Bay St. Louis, Dr. Benny J. Hornsby of Hattiesburg, J. Larry Ladner of Kiln, Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey of Durham, N.C., and Judge Jon Mark Weathers of Hattiesburg.
  “Your example provides us the opportunity to show our students that with the right approach dreams do come true,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said.

Said Otwane receives Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

By CHUCK ABADIE
Director of Public Relations
  A Pearl River Community College student, Said D. Otwane, is the third in four years to win the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship.
  Otwane is one of 47 scholars nationwide to achieve this $40,000 per year award to further his education.

Picayune alumnus funds two scholarships

  Future teachers and nurses can receive assistance with the cost of attending Pearl River Community College through two scholarships funded by a PRCC alumnus.
  Craig Griffing established the Zoe McGovern Griffing Teacher’s Scholarship and the Craig Griffing Nursing Scholarship through the PRCC Development Foundation.

Big River musical set for April 5 and 6

  POPLARVILLE _ The escapades of two young boys and a slave come to life when Pearl River Community College presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  Curtain time for the Tony-Award winning musical will be 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, in the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Poplarville campus.
  Lucas Williams of Picayune plays the lead role of Huck with DeAndre Finley of Pontotoc as his pal Tom Sawyer and Hunter King of Picayune as the slave Jim.

Outstanding alumni to be honored April 12

  Five alumni will be inducted into the Pearl River Community College Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame on April 12.
  The induction will follow a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg.
  They are former Rep. J. P. Compretta of Bay St. Louis, PRCC retired instructor Dr. Benny Hornsby of Hattiesburg, retired coach and college professor J. Larry Ladner of Kiln, Picayune native and nursing professor Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey of Durham, N.C., and Forrest-Perry County Circuit Judge Jon Mark Weathers of Hattiesburg.

Mr. and Miss PRCC, class favorites selected

  POPLARVILLE - Two Picayune students will be featured in Pearl River Community College’s 2018 Wildcat year disk as Mr. and Miss PRCC.
  Lucas Williams and Marella Failla were elected by fellow students.
  Class favorites on the Poplarville campus are sophomores Olivia Conley of Gulfport and Stanton Ladner of Necaise and freshmen Addison Smith of Poplarville and Trenton Lee of Picayune.

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