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Andrews elected Homecoming Queen

October 6, 2015 - 8:30am -- jbraswell

POPLARVILLE - Michaela Aliss Andrews of Foxworth has been elected 2015 Homecoming Queen at Pearl River Community College.
She will be crowned at half time of PRCC’s football game against Northeast Mississippi Community College on Saturday, Oct. 17, following a day of activities.

PRCC to induct 5 into Sports Hall of Fame

October 5, 2015 - 2:49pm -- admin

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will induct five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame here Saturday (Oct. 17) as part of the college’s 2015 homecoming celebration.
The list includes football standout Demetrius Byrd of Miami, Fla., an All-American wide receiver for the Wildcats (2005-07) who helped the team win back-to-back MACJC state championships. He went on to have a stellar collegiate career at LSU and was a seventh round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2009.

Philip Fortenberry to perform Oct. 19

October 5, 2015 - 11:51am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Marion County native Philip Fortenberry will bring his artistry to Poplarville on Monday, Oct. 19, when Pearl River Community College presents “The Man at the Piano.”
  The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Fortenberry grew up in Hub, a small Marion County community where he began playing piano at church at age 7. He is an alumnus of William Carey University where he received the Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

Homecoming carnival free to all

October 2, 2015 - 2:07pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Homecoming at Pearl River Community College will include a free carnival with activities for kids as well as reunions for alumni.
  The Homecoming Carnival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, across from Dobie Holden Stadium on the PRCC campus.
  Activities include free fun jumps, inflatables, games, prizes, train rides and fun with Mickey, Minnie, Ninja Turtles and Elmo. PRCC organizations will sell a variety of food and drinks along with activities such as face painting.

State, PRCC Singers to perform Monday

October 2, 2015 - 10:49am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The State Singers from Mississippi State University will present a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Pearl River Community College.
  The concert will also feature the PRCC Singers, directed by LaDona Tyson.
  The State Singers are under the direction of Dr. Gary Packwood.
  The concert will be in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts and is open to the public at no charge.

Homecoming luncheon tickets on sale

September 30, 2015 - 1:37pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets are on sale for the annual Homecoming Alumni Luncheon at Pearl River Community College.
  The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Bender Cafeteria in Crosby Hall on the Poplarville campus.
  Sen. Philip Moran of Kiln will be honored as Alumnus of the Year and Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

Jeffrey Tambor coming to PRCC

September 30, 2015 - 1:36pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will present award winning actor Jeffrey Tambor in a free Honors Institute lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Tambor stars in Amazon Prime’s Transparent and received the outstanding actor in a comedy series Emmy and Golden Globe awards this year.
  His presentation is entitled “Performing Your Life: An Evening with Jeffrey Tambor” and is made possible by a grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.

MDOT awards PRCC $304,200 grant for PRCC Hattiesburg campus

September 25, 2015 - 2:37pm -- admin

            HATTIESBURG - A new $304,200 Mississippi Department of Transportation grant will make Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center campus just a little nicer for students and alumni who visit the campus.
            The money, awarded by the MDOT via a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant, will be used to construct a pedestrian commons area in the place of an existing parking area on the Hattiesburg campus.

Nursing 50-year reunion coming up

September 21, 2015 - 9:31am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing program celebrates its Golden Anniversary this year.
  A 50-year reunion will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17. The reunion is open to all graduates and guests.
  “We encourage you to come back to campus and see how our wonderful institution has blossomed,” said Dr. Arlene Jones, director of nursing education. “You will also have time to stop by our PRCC Museum and enjoy a blast from the past.”

PRCC Adult Education program offers pathways for adult needing learning skills

September 16, 2015 - 10:55am -- admin

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy nationally.
Pearl River Community College offers Adult Education Programs throughout its six-county district providing free classes to adults, ages 17 years of age or older who are not enrolled in school. It’s district includes Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Jeff Davis, Pearl River and Hancock counties.


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