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Lovell to receive PTK honor

April 7, 2015 - 1:17pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Ernie Lovell, executive director of the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation, will be honored next week by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  Lovell will receive a 2015 Distinguished College Administrator Award during Nerd Nation, the PTK annual convention April 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas.
  The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, deans or other administrative leaders who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure.

Dental Hygiene students promote awareness

April 6, 2015 - 1:35pm -- admin

Dental Hygiene students at Pearl River Community College recently launched balloons at the Forrest County Center to bring awareness to Oral Cancer Month.  Members of the class include from left:  Front row – Hannah Keith of Sumrall, Andrea Donovan of Gulfport,  Kayla Graves  of Seminary,  Angela Nause of Hattiesburg, Shelby Bolling of Wiggins, Jeanne’ Saavedra of Petal, Michelle Phillips of Gulfport, Courtney Cooper  of Sumrall, Megan Lee of Hattiesburg,  Addie Brooks  of Brandon, Kristie Cao  of Ocean Springs and Katie Slade of Purvis.

Get discounted 'Rumors' tickets

April 6, 2015 - 1:10pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets remain available for this week’s production of  Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at Pearl River Community College.
  The comedy will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in Smith Auditorium of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
  The farce revolves around the deputy mayor of New York who has shot himself. Guests are arriving for a 10th wedding anniversary party and his wife can’t be found. His lawyer and his wife must get the story “straight” before the other guests arrive.

Little Black Dress tickets on sale

April 6, 2015 - 9:44am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets are available for the Little Black Dress luncheon to benefit the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation.
  Money raised by the event will go to the foundation’s Student Needs Fund
  The luncheon, fashion show and silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the President’s Home on the PRCC campus.

Dr. Terri Ruckel receives excellence award

April 6, 2015 - 8:46am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Dr. Terri Smith Ruckel received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award at the League for Innovation in the Community College Conference.
  The Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.  Ruckel was the only recipient from Mississippi.
  “Receiving this award is one of the most significant achievements of my career,” she said.

'Rumors' brings comedy to PRCC stage

March 31, 2015 - 1:28pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Department of Fine Arts and Communication will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” April 9-11.
  The farce revolves around the deputy mayor of New York who has shot himself. Guests are arriving for a 10th wedding anniversary party and his wife can’t be found. His lawyer and his wife must get the story “straight” before the other guests arrive.
  “As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity,” said Christopher Flynn, PRCC drama instructor and director.

'Pearls' win 16th championship

March 27, 2015 - 9:06am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE -The String of Pearls won the team’s 16th national championship at the American Dance and Drill Team competition March 20-21 near Dallas.
  The dancers won the championship in the pom category and were first runner-up in both jazz and hip-hop competition.
  There was a one point difference between PRCC and Blinn College for the jazz championship. This is the Pearls’ highest finish and best score in this category. McLennan College was champion in the hip-hop category.
  The String of Pearls was the only team to enter all three categories.

Sign up for welding class in Carson

March 27, 2015 - 9:04am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will offer a welding course this summer at the Jeff Davis VocTech Center in Carson.
  The course will meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 1-July 16. It offers the industry recognized certificate in welding, including application for NCCER certification in introductory craft skills core curriculum and modules in Welding Level 1.

Summer welding, pipefitting courses offered

March 25, 2015 - 2:22pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer pipefitting and welding courses this summer in Poplarville through its workforce programs.
  The pipefitting course will meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-July 15. It offers the industry-recognized certificate in pipefitting, including applications for 10-hour OSHA certification, basic lift truck operator OSHA certification and NCCER certification in introductory craft skills core curriculum, Level 1 and Level 2 pipefitting.

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