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Nursing students receive honors, pins

May 18, 2015 - 10:16am -- jbraswell

POPLARVILLE - The top students in the Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing program were inducted into Alpha Delta Nu honor society Tuesday, May 12.
Fourteen students were inducted into the Beta Mu chapter, which was formed at PRCC two years ago.
“You’re a special group,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “You were special when you entered this program ... only a few are selected and even fewer make it to the end of the trail.”

Graduates told to imitate Superman

May 14, 2015 - 2:00pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Gov. Phil Bryant told graduates of Pearl River Community College to follow the example of Superman as they make their way in the world.
  Bryant, the first of his family to graduate from college, spoke today as almost 400 students participated in the first graduation to be held in Marvin R. White Coliseum on the Poplarville campus since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old facility.
  He reminded the graduates and their families that Superman fought against adversity, including kryptonite which could destroy his powers.

Forrest County Center awards presented

May 12, 2015 - 8:33am -- jbraswell

  The Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College presented awards to top students on May 4.
  The Citizenship Awards went to Kristian Wilson of Hattiesburg and Leslie Terrell of Purvis.
  Bradford Moore of Hattiesburg and Brantley Steen of Kosciusko were recognized for their selection to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team.

Radiologic technology students receive pins

May 11, 2015 - 10:45am -- jbraswell

  Graduates of the radiologic technology program at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College received their pins and awards during a ceremony on Friday, May 8, at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.
  Mollie Fallon of Lucedale received the Overall Student of the Year Award  and the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technology scholarship.

Graduation returns to Poplarville; governor to speak

May 7, 2015 - 9:52am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - For the first time in a decade, Pearl River Community College will hold graduation on the main campus in Poplarville.
  The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in the new Marvin R. White Coliseum. Gov. Phil Bryant will be the commencement speaker.
  PRCC last held graduation in the old White Coliseum in May 2005, three months before Hurricane Katrina tore through South Mississippi. Damage to the coliseum was so extensive that it was demolished and a new $8.9 million facility built in the same location.

Honors Institute graduates receive medallions

May 5, 2015 - 1:03pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Twenty Pearl River Community College students were recognized with presentation of their Honors Institute medallions by Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, on Monday, May 4.
  Honors Institute graduates have completed a minimum of 21 hours of Honors coursework and maintained a cumulative 3.4 grade point average.
  “We hope that this has been a great experience for you,” Lewis said. “That’s what it was meant to be.”

Top students honored at Awards Day

May 4, 2015 - 10:32am -- jbraswell

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recognized top students on the Poplarville campus and at the Hancock Center on April 29 at the annual Awards Day program.
Citizenship Awards at the Poplarville campus went to David Failla of Picayune and Rebecca Ferguson of Petal and to Dale Hill of Bay St. Louis at the Hancock Center. The Hancock Center Leadership Award went to David Hale of Waveland.
Failla and Jessalyn Bisesi, also of Picayune, were recognized for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2015 All-Mississippi Academic Team. Failla also received the mathematics award.

Alumni inducted into Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame

May 1, 2015 - 10:14am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College honored the accomplishments of five outstanding alumni by inducting them into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 29.
  Families and friends attended the dinner and induction ceremony in Hattiesburg to recognize John Hall, Dr. Carolyn Holden Lund, Maj. Gen. James I. “Ike” Pylant, Dr. Mike Walters and the late Martin Smith.
  The five, along with previous honorees, will serve as mentors to the students in the PRCC Honors Institute.

Learn maritime structural fitting at Hancock Center

April 27, 2015 - 2:59pm -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will offer a Maritime Structural Fitter course at the Hancock Center welding shop, 454 Highway 90 in Waveland.
  The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, through Monday, July 20. Cost is $250 and will be collected the first day of class.
  The class offers an industry recognized maritime structural fitter certificate, including application for 10-hour OSHA certification and application for NCCER certification in the core curriculum, introduction to the maritime industry and Level 1 maritime structural fitter.


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