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Mr. and Miss PRCC, class favorites selected

  POPLARVILLE - Two Picayune students will be featured in Pearl River Community College’s 2018 Wildcat year disk as Mr. and Miss PRCC.
  Lucas Williams and Marella Failla were elected by fellow students.
  Class favorites on the Poplarville campus are sophomores Olivia Conley of Gulfport and Stanton Ladner of Necaise and freshmen Addison Smith of Poplarville and Trenton Lee of Picayune.

First Fine Arts Hall of Fame honorees named

  POPLARVILLE - Five former students and instructors have been selected as the inaugural members of the Fine Arts Hall of Fame at Pearl River Community College.
  They are Connie Holmes and Dr. Mark Malone, both of Hattiesburg; Howell Purvis of Purvis, Archie Rawls of Poplarville and the late Michael Sprinkell of Gulfport.
  They will be honored during the PRCC Choral Concert at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.

Hague honored by Mississippi Historical Society

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Historical Society presented its Award of Merit to Ronn Hague, museum director and digital media coordinator at Pearl River Community College, on Saturday, March 3.   
  He was honored for his vision and work to establish the PRCC Museum in 2001. It is believed to be one of the only, if not the only, museums in the country that chronicles the history of a two-year college.

Jessie Besanson selected as Miss PRCC at pageant

  POPLARVILLE - A freshman from Carriere who plans to become a plastic surgeon walked away with the crown Thursday night at the Miss PRCC Scholarship Pageant.
  Jessie Besanson also was named winner of the talent and evening gown portions of the pageant at Pearl River Community College. She did a jazz dance to the song “It’s About That Walk.”

Rotary Park unveiled

Martin, Burchell honored at HEADWAE events

  POPLARVILLE - State leaders honored Pearl River Community College student Jill Martin of Picayune and science instructor Lonnie Burchell of Hattiesburg Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the annual HEADWAE events.
  Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence was established by the Legislature more than 20 years ago to honor academically talented students and faculty.

PRCC’s Vic Cerniglia ETA Educator of the Year

Vic Cerniglia            POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College Electronics Technology instructor Vic Cerniglia has been recognized as the 2017 ETA Educator of the Year.
            Cerniglia, 47, will receive his award March 8 in Orlando, Fla., at the annual Electronic Technology Association awards banquet.

PRCC ranked No. 1 in state, No. 28 in U.S.

                Another leading higher education assessment has brought national recognition to Pearl River Community College.
            TheBestSchools.org, a leading higher education-career website, recently ranked PRCC the No. 1 community college in Mississippi and the 28th best community college in the country.
            TheBestSchools.org selected the 50 best community colleges in the U.S. based on a comparison of several studies and ratings of community colleges as well as the college’s reputation and review of a large number of notable community colleges.

President's List scholars named

  POPLARVILLE - Students who recorded 4.0 grade point averages for the fall 2017 semester have been named to the President’s List at Pearl River Community College.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Makiyah Washington.
  Bay St. Louis - Courtney LeighAnn Cassell, Taylor Lee, Michael Poupart, Jerrod Rigby.
  Beaumont - Mallori Johnna Dykes, Labriska Ruth Watkins.
  Biloxi - Labarron T. Bradley, Amber Dreanna Polite.
  Bogue Chitto - Mary Madeline Dunaway.   
  Brandon - Adam Joseph Minton.    
  Brooklyn - Ambler Hall.   

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