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Graduation marks educational milestone

May 13, 2016 - 2:18pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College lays the educational foundation for lifelong success, speaker Karen Ladner Moore told graduates Friday, May 13.
  Moore, a 1985 graduate, has wonderful memories from her two years at Pearl River, which has been the higher educational beginning for 11 members of her family.
  “It is indeed a pleasure to be back home at Pearl River Community College,” Moore said. “You have reached a huge milestone. It was 31 years ago that I sat where you are today.”

Hancock Center registering for summer

May 11, 2016 - 2:07pm -- jbraswell

  Registration for summer classes at the Hancock Center of Pearl River Community College is underway.
  The center, located at 454 Highway 90 in Waveland, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Summer night classes begin Monday, May 23, and meet from 6 to 10 p.m. They include English II on Mondays, world civilization I on Tuesdays, college algebra on Wednesdays and statistics on Thursdays. Night classes will meet on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 30.
  Day classes begin Monday June 6 and end July 29. They include:

Tuition to increase for 2016-17

May 11, 2016 - 8:23am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a small tuition increase at its regular monthly meeting on May 10.
  Tuition will increase by $100 per semester to $1,425 or $2,850 per year, effective with the fall 2016 semester.
  “We appreciate the fact that our Board of Trustees has supported our recommendation,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “We’re always mindful of keeping the expense of attending our college as low as possible for our students. With this modest increase, we’ll be able to ensure a balanced budget.”

Associate degree nursing students graduate

May 11, 2016 - 8:22am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College presented pins Monday, May 9, to 44 graduates of the associate degree nursing program.
  The traditional ceremony was held at the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Poplarville campus.
  The ceremony celebrated the end of a deliberately challenging two-year course of study, said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president.
  “At some point, all of us will need the care of a nurse,” he said. Lewis also thanked the graduates’ families and friends for supporting the students.

Graduation set for Friday, May 13

May 9, 2016 - 9:22am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College alumnus will return to the Poplarville campus Friday to speak at graduation at 10 a.m. in the Marvin R. White Coliseum.
  Speaker Karen Moore, chief executive officer of the Baldwin County EMC, graduated from PRCC in 1985.
  Slightly more than 1,000 students completed their degree or certificate requirements during the summer and fall 2015 semesters as well as the spring 2016 semester and are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Of those, 450 have registered to receive their diplomas in person.

PRCC makes another ‘best’ list for community colleges

May 5, 2016 - 1:23pm -- admin

          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.

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.

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