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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.

Columbia company donates to masonry program

April 23, 2015 - 9:57am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A major donation from Columbia Block and Brick will further the education of brick, block and stonemasonry students at Pearl River Community College.
  The company donated $1,110 worth of supplies to the program - 1,040 bricks and 540 blocks in three sizes along with mortar.
  The donation frees budgeted funds for other uses, said Porter Soley, program director.
  “When budgets are tight, it helps to be able to buy tools for training,” he said.
  The company has provided several donations in the past to support the program.

Two concerts wrap up spring semester

April 20, 2015 - 1:45pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Two concerts will close out the spring semester at Pearl River Community College.

  The PRCC Singers will perform Thursday, April 23, and three groups - RiverRoad, JazzCats and The Voices - will take the stage on Tuesday, April 28. Both concerts are at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.

  Under the direction of LaDona Tyson, the PRCC Singers will present a program of traditional and contemporary music for choirs on April 23.

PRCC hosts Congressional Art Show

April 20, 2015 - 1:38pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Forrest County Agricultural High School student will receive an expense-paid trip to the nation’s Capitol as the 4th District winner in the 2015 Congressional Art Forum.
  Brooke Lane’s drawing of a tiger was named Best in Show and will hang in the U.S. Capitol tunnel for a year along with the works of other high school artists from around the country. It also received the first place blue ribbon for drawing.


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