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Cheerleaders ready for football season

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Wildcat cheer squad came back from summer camp with prizes, ribbons and titles.
  The cheerleaders were named one of two Most Improved squads at the Universal Cheerleading Association camp at the University of Alabama. The other was from the University of Mississippi.
   The Wildcats placed third overall in their division and won competitions for their game day and fight song routines. The cheerleaders and mascot also received All-Superior ribbons each of the four days of camp, which was held July 27-30.

Foundation funds Honors lecture series

  POPLARVILLE - A grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation will allow Pearl River Community College to present two free programs to students and the public during the 2017-18 year.
  The $30,000 grant funds the Dr. William A. Lewis Honors Institute Lyceum Lecture Series, beginning with an Oct. 17 presentation by undersea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard.

Cafeteria has new look, menus

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College students discovered a lot of new looks and food options Tuesday when the remodeled Olivia Bender Cafeteria serving line opened.
Valley Services, which operates PRCC food services, spent $600,000 to rip out the old serving lines and install new stations that offer some old favorites along with new food choices.
  “This is a new system for the company,” said Leah Woodward, PRCC food services manager. “We’re the guinea pig. I’m trying to figure out what the kids like, what we’re going to change.”

Three area musicians to celebrate the blues

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a celebration of the blues on Tuesday, Aug. 29, as part of Mississippi Bicentennial observance.
  The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Brownstone Center for the Arts and is free.
  Dr. Mark Malone, coordinator of music education at William Carey University and former PRCC choral director, will present a history of the blues followed by performances by Wes Lee of Petal and Vasti Jackson of Hattiesburg.

Moving into the dorm

Candace Martin of Gulfport laughs as Ben Jones of Poplarville, right, and Jared Truxillo of Bay St. Louis help her move into Forrest Hall at Pearl River Community College. Jones, Truxillo and other PRCC Wildcat cheerleaders were helping students move on Thursday, Aug. 10. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14.
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Board members recognized for service

Pearl River Community College President Adam Breerwood (right) presents Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis with a plaque recognizing Ladner’s 25 years of service as a member of the PRCC Board of Trustees, representing Hancock County. The presentation was made Tuesday, Aug. 8, during the August board meeting.
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Clark named director of year

   POPLARVILLE - Terri Clark, director of Adult Education Services at Pearl River Community College, was recently named director of the year for the southern region of the state of Mississippi.
   Clark’s award was presented at the Adult Education State Conference, which was sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Board.
   “It is an incredible honor to be recognized as Adult Education director of the year for the southern region,” said Clark.

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