Pearl River Community College

Honors lecture to feature political analysis

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a presentation by noted political analysts Juan Williams and Cal Thomas just two weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
  Their appearance is possible with the renewal of a grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation to PRCC for its Honors Institute Lyceum Lecture Series.
  “The foundation recognizes the importance of exposing our students and the community to individuals who are accomplished in their fields of expertise,” said Clyde Dease, president of the foundation. “It is often difficult, if not impossible, for most of our students to travel across the country to see and hear these experts in person.”
  Williams and Thomas will present Crossroads: A Conversation about America’s Future on Tuesday, Oct. 25, exactly two weeks before the Nov. 8 election. Both men appear regularly on Fox News.
  “With the funding provided through the grant, we are able to invite nationally recognized speakers to our Poplarville campus,” said Dr. Stephen Black, Honors Institute director. “In the past, these grants have allowed the Honors Institute the opportunity to bring speakers such as theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and ABC news journalist John Quinones to our campus.The Honors Institute has offered these events free of charge to the community.”
  Complimentary tickets will be available about a month before the Crossroads program. A spring semester lecture will be announced later.
  “The PRCC Honors Institute Lecture Series gives our students and community the opportunity to be inspired by renowned scientists and artists without leaving the community,” Dease said.
  The 2016-17 lectures represent the third year of the foundation’s support of the series.


Clyde Dease, left, president of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation, presents a grant to Dr. Stephen Black, director of the Pearl River Community College Honors Institute for the Honors Lyceum Lecture Series for 2016-17. With them are Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, and Ernie Lovell, right, PRCC Development Foundation director.
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