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PRCC events to kick off Christmas season

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of performances and community events.
The events are early so as not to interfere with fall semester final exams the week of Dec. 5. They include:

Alder named PRCC Humanities Teacher of Year

Cheri AlderA history and geography instructor at the Forrest County Center is Pearl River Community College’s Humanities Teacher of the Year. Cheri Alder will receive a $500 honorarium from the Mississippi Humanities Council at a Feb. 16 luncheon honoring teachers from across the state. The honor carries with it a requirement to present a public lecture about a topic of interest to the recipient.

Homecoming celebrates PRCC's roots

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College brought old friends together, made memories for future Wildcats and celebrated homecoming Saturday, Oct. 21, with an upset victory over a long-time rival.
  Men who played for Coach Dobie Holden from 1948-66 were on hand to see five fellow athletes inducted into the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame. They also saw Carmen Douglas of Sumrall crowned homecoming queen and the Wildcats beat the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs 31-27.

PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College enrolled more than 4,800 students this fall, a 6.3 percent increase over last fall, a sign that the two-year school continues to attract students in search of a quality education at an affordable price.
Figures compiled through Oct. 14 show 4,824 students enrolled at one of the three PRCC campuses, satellite locations or on line.

Exhibit features Picayune women's works

  POPLARVILLE - The works of a mother-daughter team of artists from Picayune are featured in an exhibit at Pearl River Community College.
  Annette Lestremau and her daughter, Shannon Catoire, have both taken courses from PRCC art instructor Charleen Null.
  The exhibit includes Lestremau’s sketches and wood carvings and Catoire’s photographs.

Miller named Outstanding Science Teacher

  POPLARVILLE - Melinda Miller has been named 2017 Outstanding College Science Teacher by the Mississippi Science Teachers Association.
  Miller, a biology instructor at Pearl River Community College, will receive the award at an Oct. 31 luncheon during the association’s annual convention in Biloxi.

PRCC tops program with 129 scholarships

       A total of 129 Pearl River Community College students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area are receiving scholarships of $800 to attend PRCC this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.
       More than 200 students from throughout PRVEPA’s service area are receiving these scholarships to attend state community colleges.

Nancy Regan named Alumnus of Year

  POPLARVILLE - Nancy Regan of Hattiesburg will be honored as Pearl River Community College Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 21.
  Regan will receive the award during the Homecoming Luncheon at 11 a.m. in Olivia Bender Cafeteria and will be recognized on the field at Dobie Holden Stadium before the 2 p.m. football game. The Wildcats will take on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs.

Scholarship donors, recipients get together

  POPLARVILLE - Students attending Pearl River Community College with financial help from scholarships met their benefactors at the annual Scholarship Dinner hosted by the PRCC Development Foundation.
  The dinner was held Sept. 19 in Olivia Bender Cafeteria on the Poplarville campus.
  Scholarships awarded for 2017-18 and the recipients are as follows:
Sam Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Austin Spruell of Prentiss.

Douglas elected homecoming queen

  POPLARVILLE - A Sumrall student has been elected Homecoming Queen at Pearl River Community College.
  Carmen Jade Douglas will be crowned during halftime of the Oct. 21 football game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. at Dobie Holden Stadium in Poplarville.


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