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Night welding class coming up soon

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer an evening welding course in Poplarville during the fall semester.
  The class will meet from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 14 and ending Nov. 15, at the welding shop in the Career Education Building on the Poplarville campus. Cost is $250.

Brownstone Center tickets on sale now

  POPLARVILLE - Season tickets are on sale for 2017-18 premier events at the Brownstone Center for the Arts at Pearl River Community College.
  Premier events are held throughout the year at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville. They include:
• Guy Penrod on Sept. 25, individual tickets $25, $20;
• Illusionist Mike Super, Oct. 24, individual tickets $25, $20;
• University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, Nov. 13, individual tickets $15, $10;
• Denver and the Mile High Orchestra Christmas, Nov. 28, individual tickets $25, $20

Mickie Hill this year’s Tuition Giveaway winner

            POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College student Mickie Hill is breathing a little easier today after winning the 2017 PRCC Tuition Giveaway contest, a full year of free tuition.
            Hill, 20, a sophomore, will attend the Poplarville campus this fall, and live in a dormitory. She attended the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg last year as a freshman, where she was a member of the travel club, involved in BSU activities and worked in the Student Success Center as a tutor.

Nursing assistant class starts Aug. 14

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer a certified nursing assistant course at the Nursing Building on the Poplarville campus during the fall semester.
  The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 14 and ending Nov. 8.
  Only 12 students will be accepted. Students must be 18 before Aug. 14 and provide their own maroon uniforms.
  Cost for the course is $275 and includes a workbook and fee for the state licensing examination.
  Applications for the course can be obtained by calling Cheryl Frierson at 601 403-1113.

Lions All-State Band rehearses at PRCC

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Lions All-State Band left Pearl River Community College on Thursday, June 29, headed to Chicago for international competition.
  The band prepared for 10 days at PRCC to defend its title as champions of the International Lions Parade, which rolls through downtown Chicago on Saturday, July 1.
  “It’s been an incredible experience to be around the talented people here,” said sophomore trumpet player Andrew Lott of Oak Grove High School. “It makes us want to do better, to take it up another level.”

Lewis's service to PRCC celebrated

  POPLARVILLE - Hundreds of friends traveled to Poplarville Wednesday, June 28, to honor Dr. William Lewis on his retirement as president of Pearl River Community College.
  Lewis officially steps down on June 30 after 17 years as president of Mississippi’s oldest state-supported, two-year college.
  “My season is over,” Lewis said. “It’s time for a new college president to be in place.”

PRCC athletes earn Academic All-State honors

PRCC AD Jeff LongPOPLARVILLE – The 2016-17 school year was another banner year for student-athletes at Pearl River Community College, as 52 Wildcats were selected as Academic All-State by the MACJC.

Seal, Ruckel will lead PRCC Honors Institute

POPLARVILLE – Dr. Jennifer Seal and Dr. Terri Smith Ruckel have been named new deans of Pearl River Community College’s Honors Institute.

Dr. Seal will serve the Honors Institute on the Poplarville campus and Dr. Ruckel will serve the Honors Institute at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. They will work collaboratively across campuses to plan joint opportunities for Honors students.

Lions Band coming to PRCC

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Lions All-State Band arrives in Poplarville on Tuesday, June 20, for 10 days of intense rehearsal.
  The band will practice at Pearl River Community College before competing at the Lions International Convention in Chicago.
  About 150 high school musicians, selected by audition, make up the band.
  “This will be the first time Pearl River has hosted the Lions Band in about 30 years,” said Dr Kyle Hill, PRCC director of bands. “The Lions Band is composed of the top band students in the state of Mississippi in grades 9 through 12.”

PRCC board adopts $37.2 million budget

     POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget of $37.2 million for the 2017-18 academic year during the regular June meeting on the Poplarville campus Tuesday.
     The budget includes both restricted and unrestricted funds. The new budget is an increase from last year’s budget of $36,767,231.

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