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eBooks to be used more this year

July 29, 2015 - 11:03am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Students enrolling at Pearl River Community College this fall will have fewer expensive, heavy textbooks to carry to class.
  Approximately 60 percent of academic classes will be using eBooks.
  “We are not requiring it of the teachers but we strongly encourage it,” said Dr. Martha Lou Smith, vice president for general education and technology. “It provides a great opportunity for our students and is a way for us to move forward.”

Welch serving on association committee

July 29, 2015 - 8:08am -- jbraswell

  Sarah Welch, librarian at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College, is serving on the Mississippi Library Association’s Author Awards Committee.
  Welch will serve during 2015-2016.
  She is past vice chair and chair of the association’s Two-Year College Roundtable division .
  Welch,  who has been at PRCC since 2011,  holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Pipefitting class set for Hattiesburg

July 27, 2015 - 3:38pm -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will offer an evening pipefitting class during the fall semester at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg.
  The class will meet from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, beginning Aug. 24 and ending Dec. 15.
  Cost is $250. The course offers an industry recognized certificate in pipefitting, including application for 10-hour OSHA certification and application for NCCER credentials in introductory craft skills core curriculum, pipefitting level I and level II.

Students win awards; college receives funding

July 23, 2015 - 2:39pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Students and staff in the Summer Bridge to College program at Pearl River Community College celebrated Thursday, July 23, with awards and a steak and shrimp luncheon.
  The program, part of PRCC’s Student Support Services, gives incoming freshmen a headstart with four weeks of intensive class work to earn nine hours of credit, said Dr. Robert Escudero, Student Support Services director.
  “We’re not only celebrating your success but our success as well,” he said.

Sign up for welding, pipe welding classes

July 15, 2015 - 10:18am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Applications are being accepted for two Workforce Training welding classes at Pearl River Community College.
  Basic welding and a specialized course in pipe welding will be taught from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning Aug. 10 and ending Nov. 18. Both will be in the Career Education Building welding shop on the Poplarville campus.
  Cost for either course is $250. Students in either course must be 18 years old and must provide their own welding shield, gloves and cap, steel-toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, ear plugs and safety glasses.

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