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Laken Bond to go to Skills USA nationals

March 6, 2017 - 2:18pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College student placed first in Skills USA state competition and is eligible to advance to the national event.
  Crystal “Laken” Bond of Sumrall came in first in the job interview category. She is a cosmetology student at PRCC.
  “I think I almost started crying,” Bond said. “I was shaking.”
  Chickyjah Jordan of Columbia, also a cosmetology student, was elected state treasurer for 2016-17.

Collumn, Massey honored by HEADWAE

March 6, 2017 - 2:15pm -- jbraswell

  James David Collum and Brendan Ryan Massey represented Pearl River Community College Feb. 21 at the annual HEADWAE events in Jackson.
  HEADWAE - 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.
  Honorees were welcomed to the Capitol by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves,  then introduced to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Collum has taught electronics engineering technology at PRCC for seven years at the Forrest County Center.

Best Colleges.com ranks PRCC No. 2 in state

March 3, 2017 - 3:08pm -- admin

Dr. William LewisPOPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has again been recognized as one of the state’s best.

The BestColleges.com website ranks PRCC as second on its list of Best Community Colleges in Mississippi.

The top five include: 1. Southwest Community College, 2. PRCC, 3. East Mississippi Community College, 4. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 5. Holmes Community College.

Natural Gas Safety

March 1, 2017 - 2:22pm -- admin

Natural gas is one of the safest, most reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly fuels in use today delivering natural gas for heating, water heating and cooking as well as other natural gas appliances. Pearl River Community College owns and operates the jurisdictional master meter natural gas distribution system on the school’s campus.  The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the buildings on campus.  Like any form of energy, though, it must be handled responsibly.  Always remember safety first when operating natural gas appliances o

Failla crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat

February 24, 2017 - 10:16am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A 21-year-old Pearl River Community College student from Picayune was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat after an evening of competition on Feb. 23 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Belle Failla won the crown along with awards in Judges’ Interview and Talent in competition with seven other women. She tap danced to the song Swing Time during the talent portion of the pageant.
  As Miss PRCC Wildcat, Failla will received a one semester full-tuition scholarship. She was crowned by Mary Kate Lott of Purvis, Miss PRCC Wildcat 2016.

Tickets available for Wardrobes and Rings

February 23, 2017 - 1:20pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Complimentary tickets are available for the March 2 production “Of Wardrobes and Rings and Other Things.”
  The show features British actors David Payne and David Robinson and tells of the friendship and collaboration of C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.
  The event is part of the Pearl River Community College Honors Lecture Series sponsored by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.
  The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus.

Science Olympiad held Feb. 18

February 22, 2017 - 8:27am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Approximately 250 students competed in the Gulf South Science Olympiad held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Pearl River Community College.
  The students competed in high school and middle school divisions in 15 categories in each. One team from each school can advance to compete in the categories at the state competition March 31 at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  Winners in the lower division categories were:
  Overall - St. Patrick, first; North Woolmarket, second; West Marion, third.

PRCC police receive radios

February 17, 2017 - 3:45pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Highland Community Hospital in Picayune has donated radios to the Pearl River Community College Police Department.
  PRCC received nine radios, chargers and accessories after Highland changed radio systems.
  “We’ve got four radios that we feel like we can use on a consistent basis,” said Dr. Adam Breerwood, vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center. “We have to change some frequencies, but this will help us a lot.”

Blue Cross grant making difference at PRCC

February 17, 2017 - 3:15pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College welcomed Sheila Grogan, director of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, to campus Friday to update her on plans for the $147,493 foundation grant to the PRCC Wildcat Wellness initiative.
  Grogan presented a ceremonial check to Dr. Tara Rouse, director of the PRCC Wellness Center, and Dr. Jennifer Seal, vice president for planning and institutional research.
  “Pearl River Community College is doing an amazing job with promoting wellness at the college and in the K-12 schools,” Grogan said.

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