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Dean's List for spring 2018

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester.
  Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or higher to be named to the list.
  They are listed by hometowns:
Bassfield - Patience S. Diggs, Antwon M. Jefferson, Lauren Elizabeth Lee, NiJah Jenise Pace, Makiyah Washington.   

2017-18 graduates listed

Students who completed their studies in the summer and fall 2017 and the spring 2018 semesters were eligible to participate in graduation on Friday, May 11, at White Coliseum.
The graduates are listed by hometowns:
Aberdeen - Jartavius Dobbs.
Alligator - Devonta Brown.
Bassfield - Jasmine Adams, Ricardo Booth, Brian Broom, Bridget Lee, Lashonda Myers.

Graduates receive diplomas and congratulations

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College graduates got cheers, hugs and flowers Friday, May 11, along with their diplomas.
  About 500 students participated in one of two graduation ceremonies at White Coliseum on the Poplarville campus. Almost 1,000 students completed their studies in the summer and fall 2017 semesters and the spring 2018 semester and were eligible to participate.

Greene receives fellowship grant

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College instructor has received a grant to attend the International Conference on World War II at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans in November.
  Helene Goldstein Greene was selected as a Moody Institute Fellow through the Mississippi Community College Foundation. Only four fellows were named for 2018.
  She teaches history, college study skills and First Year Seminar at PRCC’s Hancock Center and on the Poplarville campus.
  The conference will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1.   

Apply for Summer Bridge to College Program

  POPLARVILLE - Applications are now being accepted by Pearl River Community College’s Student Support Services for the 13th annual Summer Bridge to College program, also known as START. Deadline is Thursday, May 31.
  The START program will meet from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday plus one Friday, beginning July 2 and ending July 26.
  Students can earn up to nine college credits while learning skills needed to be successful in community college.

Honors graduates receive medallions

  POPLARVILLE - Graduates of the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute at Pearl River Community College received medallions and congratulations Monday, April 30, in a ceremony at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  They will wear the medallions when they are the first students to receive diplomas at graduation on May 11.
  To become Honors Instititute graduates, they must complete a minimum of 21 hours of honors courses while maintaining a 3.4 grade point average.

Parker among top women in community colleges

  The American Association for Women in Community Colleges selected Dr. Amanda Parker to receive its Women Under 40 award.
  Parker is assistant vice president for Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Operations. The award recognizes “movers and shakers” who are making a difference at the college where they serve.

Top students honored at Awards Day program

  POPLARVILLE - Top students at Pearl River Community College received awards Tuesday, April 17, during a program in the Brownstone Center.
  Recipients of the new The Wildcat Way Award exemplify the PRCC motto of Pride, Respect, Class and Character.

Three advance to SkillsUSA national competition

  POPLARVILLE - Three Pearl River Community College students placed first in state SkillsUSA competition and will advance to the national conference.
  Wayne Halcomb of Poplarville and his helper Joseph Gilkey of Lumberton won the masonry competition. Gabriel Ericson of Silver Creek was first in technical drafting, and Brandon Fletcher of Picayune came in first in architectural drafting.

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