Advising/Counseling Services

From your first contact with PRCC, our top priority is your success! You will find counselors, advisors, instructors and office personnel who care about helping you reach your educational goal.

The guidance and counseling professionals at PRCC are in the business of educating students about issues so they can make informed decisions regarding their lives. Services include educational and career counseling in the academic and career-technical areas. The following services are available to all PRCC students:

  • Schedule AppointmentEducational Counseling and Advisement
  • Career Counseling and Advisement
  • Interest Inventories
  • Transfer Assistance

Contact Information

Poplarville Campus

Office of Student Success - Crosby Hall (2nd Floor)
Main Number: 601-403-1250
Fax Number:  601-403-1423


Whitney Chambers, Student Success Center Coordinator
Lisa Wall, First-Year Seminar Coordinator
Dr. Tim Dedeaux, OSS Data Analyst & Asst. Director of Institutional Research
Emily Sheckells, FYE Orientation (ROAR) Coordinator
Rachel Harris, Counselor (Career/Technical programs)
Hannah Morris, Academic Advisor
Hannah Torchia, Academic Advisor
Jennifer Hanna, Program Specialist

Student Support Services - Jefferson Davis Hall, Room 101 601-403-1266
Georgia Field, Director

Disability Services -Ted J. Alexander Administration Bldg., ADA/Civil Rights Office, Tonia Moody Seal 601-403-1060

VA Services – Ted J. Alexander Administration Bldg., Gloria Wasmund 601-403-1211

Forrest County Center

Counseling Center & Advisement – Allied Health Building (6), Office of Student Services.  Schedule Appointment
Main Number: 601-554-5500

Michelle Wilson-Stokes – Dean of Student Services
Angelia Ryals – Counselor
Chelsie Lyles– Recruiter/Advisor
Rosalynn Vaughn - Counselor

VA Services & Disability Services–  Building 3, Room #121
Eddie Sandifer - 601-403-1215

Office of Student Success – Building 1
Latessa Allen, FCC Student Success Center Coordinator - 601-554-5554

Hancock Center

Hancock Center administrative office
Director of the Hancock Center - Mr. Raymunda Barnes 228-252-7003

The Student Support Services office provides free tutoring for eligible students*, study skills assistance, assistance for the physically handicapped, general counseling, and assistance in transferring to a four year college or university. Student Support Services (601-403-1266) is located on the Poplarville Campus, Jefferson Davis Hall, Room 101.

*Student Support Services qualifications - full time student plus one or more of the following: first generation college student; individuals from economically disadvantaged families; individuals with disabilities.

Sessions conducted by counselors are kept confidential. Information of a confidential nature is released only upon a client’s written request, in circumstances which could result in a clear danger to the client or others, or as may be required by law.

Pearl River Community College offers career assistance and advisement to all students and potential students of the college. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age or disability.