Counseling Services

From your first contact with PRCC, our top priority is your success! You will find counselors, advisors, instructors and office personnel who care about helping you reach your educational goal.

The guidance and counseling professionals at PRCC are in the business of educating students about issues so they can make informed decisions regarding their lives. Services include educational and career counseling in the academic and career-technical areas. The following services are available to all PRCC students:

  • Educational Counseling and Advisement
  • Career Counseling and Advisement
  • Interest Inventories
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Career Information Library (Poplarville Campus)

Contact Information

Poplarville Campus

Office of Student Success - Crosby Hall (2nd Floor)
Main Number: 601-403-1250
Fax Number:  601-403-1423


Advising Staff:
Christina Sumrall, Academic Counselor
Rachel Harris, Counselor (Career/Technical programs)
Dakota Dale, Recruiter/Advisor
Joanna Ortiz, Asst. Women's Basketball Coach/Advisor
Alexx Kennedy, Advisor

Student Support Services - Jefferson Davis Hall, Room 101 601-403-1266
Disability Services -Ted J. Alexander Administration Bldg., ADA/Civil Rights Office, Tonia Moody Seal 601-403-1060
VA Services – Gloria Wasmund 601-403-1211

Forrest County Center

Counseling Center & Advisement – Allied Health Building (6), Office of Student Services.  601-554-5500.
Ms. Angelia Ryals – Academic Counselor, 601-554-5473Schedule a time
Dr. Barbara Gandy – Instructor/Advisor, 601-554-5492
Chelsie Lyles– Recruiter/Advisor, 601-403-1814
Rosalynn Vaughn - Recruiter/Advisor, 601-403-1813
Book an advisement appointment online at or call 601-554-5500.

Book an appointment by phone with the following:
If you need Veteran’s services, Disability or Voc. Rehab. Services, see Beth Strahan in Building 1 or call her for an appointment at 601-554-5530 or email  

Hancock Center

Hancock Center administrative office
Director of the Hancock Center - Mr. Raymunda Barnes 228-252-7001

The Student Support Services office provides free tutoring for eligible students*, study skills assistance, assistance for the physically handicapped, general counseling, and assistance in transferring to a four year college or university. Student Support Services (601-403-1266) is located on the Poplarville Campus, Jefferson Davis Hall, Room 101.

*Student Support Services qualifications - full time student plus one or more of the following: first generation college student; individuals from economically disadvantaged families; individuals with disabilities.

Sessions conducted by counselors are kept confidential. Information of a confidential nature is released only upon a client’s written request, in circumstances which could result in a clear danger to the client or others, or as may be required by law.

Pearl River Community College offers career assistance and advisement to all students and potential students of the college. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age or disability.