Holston joins PRCC Board of Trustees

September 14, 2010 - 2:47pm -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Missy Holston returned to Pearl River Community College today, this time as a member of the institution''s governing body.Holston attended her first meeting of the PRCC Board of Trustees after being appointed to the position last week by the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors.The principal of Pearl River Central Upper Elementary School in Carriere, Holston is a life-long resident of Pearl River County."I am an alumnus of PRCC and have had several family members attend PRCC," she said. "Education has always been important to me."Holston transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi after finishing at PRCC and earned a bachelor''s degree in elementary education and a master''s degree in educational supervision and administration."I hope with my educational background that I can be an asset to the daily operations and student enhancements while serving on the PRCC Board of Trustees," Holston said. "I am honored and look forward to serving the community of Pearl River County."Holston has worked for the Pearl River County school district for 18 years and is a member of the Mississippi Professional Educators.She and her husband, Brent Holston, are the parents of two sons - Hunter, 14, and Conner, 11. The family attends Salem Baptist Church.Holston succeeds Pearl River County Schools Superintendent Dennis Penton, who resigned last month from the PRCC board. Penton served as board secretary, and Sonny Knight was elected secretary at today''s meeting.