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PRCC again recognized as a top college

May 4, 2016 - 3:09pm -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College has again been recognized as one of the country’s best.
  The StateUniversity.com website ranks PRCC as 15th on its list of the 500 best community colleges in the United States for 2015.
  PRCC is the only Mississippi community college listed in the top 85 on the list. PRCC is one of more than 1,100 community colleges in the U.S.

Honors Institute graduates receive medallions

May 4, 2016 - 9:56am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College awarded medals Tuesday, May 3, to graduating honors students.
  The Honors Institute Medallion Ceremony recognized the success of the students who completed a minimum of 21 hours of Honors coursework and maintained a cumulative 3.4 grade point average.
  “I’ve furthered myself academically in ways I’d never have imagined,” said Samuel Bond of Lumberton. “There are all kinds of opportunities to be gained from this institute.”

ACT Boot Camp registration open

May 3, 2016 - 11:11am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Boot Camp on Monday, June 6, for junior and senior high school students and adults preparing to take the college entrance exam.
  Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, May 13. The $45 cost includes a study guide and lunch. Participants should bring an ACT-approved calculator.
  The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Science Building auditorium on the Poplarville campus.
  Instructor will be Dr. Jennifer Seal, a PRCC vice president and ACT prep specialist.

Awards Day honors top students

May 2, 2016 - 8:31am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recognized top students from the Poplarville campus and the Hancock Center on Tuesday, April 26, during the annual Awards Day at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  A similar ceremony was held Monday, May 2, at the Forrest County Center.

Moore to be graduation speaker

April 29, 2016 - 10:07am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will hold graduation at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, in the Marvin R. White Coliseum on the Poplarville campus.
  Students who completed their degree or certificate requirements during the summer and fall 2015 semesters as well as the spring 2016 semester are eligible to participate.
  Speaker will be alumna Karen Moore, chief executive officer of the Baldwin County EMC.

The Voices, JazzCats to present concert

April 25, 2016 - 10:47am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The final concert of 2015-16 at Pearl River Community College will be presented Thursday, April 28.
  The Voices a cappella ensemble and the JazzCats band will both perform at 7 p.m.  at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.
  LaDona Tyson directs The Voices. The JazzCats are under the direction of Michael Bass.
  There is no admission charge.

Revamped business technology programs begin in fall

April 25, 2016 - 8:45am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College students can enroll now for a new business management technology program at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg as well as on the Poplarville campus.
  The program incorporates elements of the current office systems technology program which will be phased out when current students graduate in 2017, said Debbie Ferrill, department chair at the Forrest County Center.
  The current health care data technology program will undergo a name change to medical billing and coding and will also be available at both campuses.

Kids' academic camp registration is open

April 25, 2016 - 8:28am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will hold five Summer Kid’s College day camps in June and July on the Poplarville campus.
  The Wildcat Way 2 Adventure camps are partially funded by a grant of $8,775 from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation and will give kids opportunities to learn about the environment, robotics, gravity and the universe, creative writing and the library.
  Registration deadline for all of the camps is Friday, May 13. Water and fresh fruit snacks will be provided for all camps.
  The camps are as follows:

Spence to lead state Honors Conference Council

April 22, 2016 - 10:44am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College sophomore will lead a state-wide organization of Mississippi’s top higher education students.
  Sarah Spence of Carriere is the new president of the Mississippi Honors Conference Council.
  As president, she will be heavily involved in planning the 2017 state conference at PRCC, which will be the first time the organization has met at a community college.
  “I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity,” said Spence, a molecular biology major and member of the PRCC Honors Institute.

Sign up for summer welding, masonry classes

April 19, 2016 - 2:31pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer workforce classes in welding and masonry starting May 23 at the Career Education Building in Poplarville.
  Both courses will meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, ending on July 21.
  The basic and advanced welding course will offer the industry recognized certificate in welding, including applications for 10-hour OSHA certification, basic lift truck operator certification and NCCER credentials in the core curriculum of introductory craft skills and Level I-IV modules in welding.

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