Friday, February 17, 2017

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February 17, 2017 - 11:20am
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  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic for juniors and seniors in high school from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at White Coliseum.
  The clinic will feature coaches who teach SEC cheerleading skills, focusing on stunting, tumbling and tryout requirements.
  Students who attend must bring with them a signed PRCC Athletic Waiver. The waiver can be downloaded from the PRCC website, www.prcc.edu. Click on athletics, then cheerleading and scroll down under the Cheerleading Tryouts notice.
  Participants should wear fitness attire and cheerleading or tennis shoes. Cost is $10.
  For more information, contact Meghan Moger at mmoger@prcc.edu or 601 403-1340.

 
February 17, 2017 - 11:21am
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  POPLARVILLE Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Boot Camp on Friday, March 24, in Poplarville.
  The camp is open to any junior or senior high school student preparing to take the ACT. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 in the Science Building auditorium on the Poplarville campus.
  The instructor, Dr. Jennifer Seal, is an educator and ACT prep specialist. In addition to learning tips and techniques to improve their scores, she will provide students with a study guide. A pizza lunch will also be provided.
  Cost is $55 and must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1, by mail to Brenda Wells, director of professional and community development, Pearl River Community College, P.O. Box 5558, Poplarville, MS 39470; or hand delivered to Wells in the Office of Institutional Reseach on the second floor of the Administration Building.
  Registration forms are available in Wells’ office or by contacting her at 601 403-1379. Checks should be made payable to Pearl River Community College and designated for the ACT Boot Camp.

 
February 17, 2017 - 3:15pm
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  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College welcomed Sheila Grogan, director of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, to campus Friday to update her on plans for the $147,493 foundation grant to the PRCC Wildcat Wellness initiative.
  Grogan presented a ceremonial check to Dr. Tara Rouse, director of the PRCC Wellness Center, and Dr. Jennifer Seal, vice president for planning and institutional research.
  “Pearl River Community College is doing an amazing job with promoting wellness at the college and in the K-12 schools,” Grogan said.
  Through the grant, PRCC has started a 5K Beginner Bootcamp, held the first weekly fun run/walk, served Sweet Heart smoothies at the Wellness Center on Valentine’s Day and started providing fresh fruit every Friday to Poplarville Lower Elementary students.
  “It’s the first thing the students ask on Friday - what fruit are we having today,” said Candace Henderson, PLE principal. “We’ve gotten nice notes from parents, too.”
  Future activities include a healthy cooking demonstration at PLE’s Parent University, a Tour de River bike class, taking PLE students to a one-mile run in Gulfport in April and continuing summer camps for kids. Workstation exercise equipment, including treadmills and stationary bikes, is already in place in campus offices.
  Blue Cross awarded $286,270 to PRCC in 2012 to replace outdated exercise equipment and construct an outdoor walking track. The foundation awarded a second grant of $198,171 in 2015 to start the summer camps for elementary school children, to assist with the “Get Ready to Run” program in Poplarville elementary schools and to purchase outdoor exercise equipment along with bicycles for PRCC students to lease.
  “This is the third period that we’ve funded at Pearl River Community College,” Grogan said. “The college has done a superb job. This is going to be sustainable and live on long after the money is gone.”
 

Sheila Grogan, center, executive director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, presents a ceremonial check on Friday, Feb. 17, to Pearl River Community College for the Wildcat Wellness Initiative. Accepting it are Dr. Jennifer Seal, vice president for planning and institutional research, left, and Dr. Tara Rouse, Wellness Center director.
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The Pearl River Community College Wildcat Wellness Committee enjoys healthy smoothies during a meeting on Friday, Feb. 17.
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February 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
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  POPLARVILLE - Highland Community Hospital in Picayune has donated radios to the Pearl River Community College Police Department.
  PRCC received nine radios, chargers and accessories after Highland changed radio systems.
  “We’ve got four radios that we feel like we can use on a consistent basis,” said Dr. Adam Breerwood, vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center. “We have to change some frequencies, but this will help us a lot.”
  Wayne Landers, director of public safety at Forrest General Hospital; Terry Martin, corporate director of public safety for Forrest Health; and Charlie Fazande Jr., operations lieutenant at Highland, formalized the donation Friday, Feb. 17, with Breerwood. Fazande orchestrated the transfer, Landers said.
  “We wanted to share them with somebody who could use them,” Landers said.


Officials with Highland Community Hospital in Picayune and Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg met with Pearl River Community College officials Friday, Feb. 17, to formalize the transfer for police radios from Highland to PRCC. Pictured are, from left, PRCC Police Sgt. Bobby Jennewine, Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center; Terry Martin, corporate director of public safety for Forrest Health; Wayne Landers, Forrest General Hospital public safety director; and Highland Police Lt. Charlie Fazande Jr.
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