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Unmanned aerial systems program starting

January 11, 2017 - 11:08am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recently received a grant to start a new career-technical program to meet the needs of a 21st century industry.
  PRCC received a $215,250 Career and Technical Education Challenge Grant through the Mississippi Community College Board to implement an unmanned aerial systems program.
  “This is the start-up capital to get this up and going,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president for workforce and economic development. “Our goal is to start classes in August.”

Lewis announces June 30 retirement

January 10, 2017 - 4:04pm -- jbraswell

      POPLARVILLE – Dr. William A. Lewis, 70, the president of Pearl River Community College since July of 2000, will retire June 30 of this year with almost 50 years of public service in various Mississippi educational institutions.
            Dr. Lewis informed the PRCC Board of Trustees of his decision Tuesday during its monthly meeting.
           On July 1, Dr. Adam Breerwood, Vice President for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center, takes over as PRCC’s 11th president.

Top scholars named to President's List

January 6, 2017 - 8:52am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the President’s List for the fall 2016 semester.
  Students must maintain a 4.0 average to be named to the President’s List. They are listed by hometowns:
  Bay St. Louis - Jerrod Rigby, Brice Alexander Thomas.
  Biloxi - Amber Dreanna Battise.
  Brandon - Adam Joseph Minton.
  Brooklyn - Danielle N. Baker, Kevin A. Grice, Justin O. Souvinette.

Dean's List released for fall 2016

January 6, 2017 - 8:45am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or higher to be named to the list.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Brian M. Broom, Samuel Carr.
  Bay Springs - Madison Nichole Scoggin.
  Bay St. Louis - Christopher L. Bruno, Jessie E. Kekko, Joseph Morris Lizana, Casey B. Osbourn, Keith Allen Rasmussen, Caroline Marie Vidrine, Megan Michelle Williams, John P.Young
  Benton - Shakeda L. McGhee.

A. Doleac, T. Clark tickets on sale

January 5, 2017 - 1:53pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Two South Mississippi musicians will perform this month at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts at Pearl River Community College.
  Travis Clark and The Adam Doleac Band will be on stage at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
  Clark and Doleac are both from the Hattiesburg area and are making names for themselves in country music.

Forrest County registration is Jan. 5

December 15, 2016 - 10:19am -- jbraswell

  Spring semester registration at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
  The center is located at 5448 U.S. 49 in Hattiesburg.
  The class schedule can be seen at www.prcc.edu under the academics tab. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 9.
  For information, telephone 601 554-5519, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Massey overcoming challenges

December 14, 2016 - 10:20am -- jbraswell

By CHUCK ABADIE
Director of Public Relations
  Brendan Massey had to face challenges early in his life. The illnesses started as early as the fifth grade.  
  Massey, 19, a sophomore Phi Theta Kappa student at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center, has had to face challenges that might sideline the average student. In just his short time as a PRCC student, he has been hospitalized six times – once for a heart condition – from one to four days at a time.

Scholarships awarded at PRCC

December 14, 2016 - 9:16am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - More than 100 Pearl River Community College students received scholarships for the fall semester through the PRCC Development Foundation..
  Recipients and scholarship donors met each other early in the semester at the annual Scholarship Dinner hosted by the foundation.
Scholarships and the recipients include:
  Samuel Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Olalekan Akinyokunbo of Columbia.

Nursing students complete program

December 13, 2016 - 12:06pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Forty-four Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing students received diplomas and pins in a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.
  Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, presented the diplomas after reminding the graduates to be life-long learners and good representatives of PRCC.
  The graduates are now eligible to take licensing exams to become registered nurses.

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