Truck driving program commended

July 15, 2014 - 1:42pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Humanities Council recently commended Pearl River Community College instructor Daniel Smith for his assistance in transporting three exhibits on loan to the state.
  Smith, PRCC commercial truck driving instructor, and his students transported three traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.
  The commendation notes the exhibits were moved “safely, professionally and in a timely manner.”
“  This undertaking would have literally been impossible without the assistance of you and your students and the general cooperation of (president) Dr. William Lewis and the trucking school at  Pearl River Community College,” the letter reads. “You have done us proud.”
  Moving the exhibits gave the students practical driving experience along with experience in packing a trailer, Smith said.
  He and the students first transported the New Harmonies exhibit in May 2011 from Hattiesburg to Pass Christian. They also moved the Journey Stories and The Way We Worked exhibit.

Pearl River Community College commercial truck driving instructor Daniel Smith, left, and David Morgan, special projects director for the Mississippi Humanities Council, load part of a Smithsonian Institute Museum on Main Street exhibit onto the PRCC tractor-trailer rig in May 2011. The New Harmonies exhibit had been on display in Hattiesburg, and Smith and students transported it to Pass Christian.
PRCC Public Relations photo