POPLARVILLE - The art work of a Picayune woman is on display at Pearl River Community College through April 3. The French Connection exhibit of paintings and photography by Sandra Bowering Booker is in the Moody Hall Gallery and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Much of the work is the result of an October 2013 trip to Paris to study with Starkville native Paul Jackson, known as The Wandering Watercolorist. Booker spent what she called 37 “interesting” years as a certified quality, environmental, safety and health professional in services, general industry, military, aerospace, government and defense contracts. She interrupted her work life to earn an associate’s degree from PRCC in 1992 followed by the bachelor of business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and the MBA from William Carey University. She returned to PRCC several years ago to fulfill a life-long dream to study art but was called back to work at Kings Bay Nuclear Submarine Base in Georgia, delaying her studies.
Booker discovered Jackson’s work at the Meridian Museum of Art and participated in workshops in Meridian and Baton Rouge before traveling to France. She and seven other students spent time in the French Provence regions and Paris to tour, sketch, paint and photograph. “While the France workshop tour inspired many of the watercolor studies exhibited, many traditional works are based on local experiences,” she said. The exhibit includes a watercolor of Bay Street Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg where Booker was raised. She is continuing her studies at PRCC with art instructor Charleen Null. “She’s been a student here for a good while, and is quite talented,” Null said. “After she got to go on the fantastic trip, I suggested she do a show from the photography and paintings.” (PRCC will be closed for spring break the week of March 10 and will reopen March 17.)
: Sandra Bowering Booker of Picayune displays some of the watercolors she has on exhibt at Pearl River Community College.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will present “Simply Sinatra” by Steve Lippia at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville. The show is one of the center’s Premier Performance Events during its inaugural season. Reserved tickets are $15, $20 and $25. Lippia and his 10-piece band will present a show of Frank Sinatra’s timeless hits. He has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and interpreters of standards and traditional pop music in the nation. His youthful, energetic talent and powerful show create a perfect blend of classic with today and introduce a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners. Lippia has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and has performed to sold-out symphony audiences across North America. He has headlined to standing-room-only crowds at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York City and performed in a highly successful European Jazz Festival tour which resulted in a nationally televised special on FINNISH TV2. A native of Southington, Conn., Lippia and his wife make their home in Las Vegas. Tickets are available on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling 601 403-1180 or by going to Room 214, Moody Hall on the PRCC campus in Poplarville.
Pearl River Community College will host a Transfer Week for students interested in transferring to a four year institution. The following Universities will be present this week from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in Crosby Hall – Great Hall:
Monday, March 24th –William Carey University (WCU) & Mississippi College (MC) Tuesday, March 25th – Mississippi State University (MSU) Wednesday, March 26th – University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Thursday, March 27th – University of Southern Mississippi (USM)* Friday, March 28th – Delta State University (DSU)
The purpose of this event is to assist students in making a smooth transition from PRCC to the University of their choice. Students will be able to complete/turn in admissions applications, financial aid applications, and housing applications as well as speak with college representatives about basic degree requirements and obtain information on specific programs. Some students may be admitted on site if they bring their transcripts and ACT scores with them.
We are extremely excited that these Universities are participating in this event and would like to encourage all interested students to take part.
For more information, please contact the Counseling, Advisement, and Placement Center at 601-403-1250
*USM would like to announce that students will have an opportunity to complete the application process that day. Students will simply need to bring an official copy of their Pearl River Community College transcript and transcripts from any other institutions they may have attended. Students who complete the application process this day will be exempt from the $35 application fee.
HATTIESBURG - New members of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society were inducted March 24 at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College. They include from left: Seated – Molly Dirr of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kalon Hillman of Richton, Dawn Smith of Hattiesburg, Shamiraca Williams of Hattiesburg, Maggie Brannan of Petal, Brandi Mixon of Meraux, La., Ashley Calcote of Ocean Springs, Samantha Early of Radford, Va., and Keegan Hall of Hattiesburg. Back row – Alex Howarth of Columbia, Derick Minor of Sumrall, Phillip Bedwell of Hattiesburg, Brantley Steen of Kosciusko, Stefani Shoja of Hattiesburg, Samuel Bedwell of Hattiesburg, Forcithea Crosier of New Orleans, and Ishimine Goins of Hesperia, Calif.
PTK special honors at PRCC
HATTIESBURG – Two Pearl River Community College students were recently recognized at the Miss./La. Regional for their work with the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society at the Forrest County Center. They were Trevor Creighton and Tiffany Gragg of Hattiesburg. Creighton received a special medallion and Gragg is president of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter. They are pictured with, from left, Beta Tau Gamma advisors Ryan Ruckel and Terri Ruckel, Creighton, Gragg and advisor Doug Donahue.
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College concert band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville. The concert will feature PRCC music faculty as soloists. The program includes La Mandolinata with assistant band director Michael Bass on trumpet, Embraceable You with vocalist LaDona Tyson, director of choral groups; Cute with percussion instructor Ronnie Pascal on drumset and Persuasion with Archie Rawls, department chair and JazzCats director, on saxophone. Also, Pride and Prejudice with pianist Hope McKellip Bass and The Worried Drummer with Dr. Kyle Hill, director of bands, on percussion. There is no admission charge.
POPLARVILLE - Desmond Edmonson of Quitman and Heather Boutwell of Hattiesburg have been named Mr. and Miss PRCC for 2013-14 by fellow students at Pearl River Community College. Sophomore class favorites are Breanna Peters of Brandon and Glenn Doucet II of Gulfport on the Poplarville campus; Sonya Conerly and Stephen Perry, both of Hattiesburg, at the Forrest County Center; and Kadijah Johnson and Tim Brister Jr., both of Bay St. Louis, at the Hancock Center. Freshman class favorites are Angela Larke Bickham of Poplarville and Jerrod Newson of Columbia on the Poplarville campus; Jelea Marie Williams and Freddie R. Smith, both of Hattiesburg, at the Forrest County Center; Wendy Scelson of Bay St. Louis and Quoc Nguyen of Pass Christian at the Hancock Center. All will be featured in The Wildcat digital yearbook. Edmonson, a graduate of Hattiesburg High School, is the son of Cleveland Edmonson and Annabel Lombay of Quitman. A 20-year-old psychology major, he is a drum major for the Spirit of the River marching band and executive secretary of the Student Government Association. He plans to attend Mississippi State University. Boutwell, 20, is the daughter of Debbie and Wendell Boutwell. She is a graduate of Oak Grove High School, plays on the Lady Wildcat softball team and is vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to transfer to the physical therapy assistant program at the Forrest County Center. Peters, 19, is the daughter of Sherita Peters and Brian Crumb of Brandon. A graduate of Northwest Rankin High School, she is a member of the String of Pearls dance team and is executive president of the SGA. She plans to attend Mississippi State University to major in kinesiotherapy. Doucet is the son of Galen and Penny Doucet of Gulfport and a graduate of Gulfport High School. The 21-year-old is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and plays intramural softball. He plans to earn a business degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. Bickham, 18, is the daughter of Lorrie and Keith Bickham of Poplarville and a graduate of Poplarville High School. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a student trainer for the football and baseball teams. She plans to transfer to the University of South Alabama to earn a physical therapy degree. Newson is the son of Bridget Newsom and Lewis Odom of Columbia. A graduate of East Marion High School, he is freshman class secretary. He plans to work offshore or in the rodeo field.
Forrest County Center
Conerly, 20, is the daughter of Perry and Sheryl Conerly of Hattiesburg and a graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School. She is a member of the Honors Institute, Phi Theta Kappa, History and Humanities Club and Sigma Kappa Delta and is a peer mentor. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a university. Perry is the 23-year-old son of Carmen and Gary Perry of Hattiesburg. A graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School, he is a member of the Honors Institute and Phi Theta Kappa. He plans to transfer to Mississippi State University to study aerospace engineering. Williams, 18, is the daughter of the late Donna Williams and the granddaughter of Janice Williams. She is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School and plans to attend the University of Mississippi to become a neurologist. She is freshman class vice president, a member of the Honors Institute and Phi Theta Kappa and was elected to the 2013 homecoming court. Smith, 53, is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School and a business office technology major. He plans to pursue a career in office management or to own a small restaurant.
Johnson, 19, is the daughter of Catherine Johnson and Gary Dorsey of Bay St. Louis. She is a graduate of Bay High School and a member of the Student Government Association. She is a nursing major with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. Brister, 21, is the son of Tim Brister Sr. and Candy Brister of Bay St. Louis. He is a graduate of Hancock High School and plans to transfer to Mississippi State University to earn a chemical engineering degree. Scelson is the 18-year-old daughter of Elma Lou Ladner of Bay St. Louis and Robert Scelson. She is a graduate of Bay High School. She plans transfer to the University of Southern Mississippi to study computer science with the goal of working for NASA. Nguyen is the son of Bai Cao and Thanh Nguyen of Pass Christian. A graduate of Bay High School, he plans to become a physician.
Students at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville have elected their 2013-14 class favorites. They are, seated from left, sophomore class favorite Breanna Peters of Brandon, Miss PRCC Heather Boutwell of Hattiesburg, freshman class favorite Angela Larke Bickham of Poplarville; standing, sophomore class favorite Glenn Doucet II of Gulfport, Mr. PRCC Desmond Edmonson of Quitman and freshman class favorite Jerrod Newson of Columbia. PRCC Public Relations photo
Class favorites at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center are, from left, freshmen Freddie R. Smith and Jelea Marie Williams and sophomores Sonya Conerly and Stephen Perry, all of Hattiesburg. PRCC Public Relations photo
Class favorites at Pearl River Community College’s Hancock Center are from left, sophomores Kadijah Johnson and Tim Brister Jr., both of Bay St. Louis, and freshmen Quoc Nguyen of Pass Christian and Wendy Scelson of Bay St. Louis. PRCC Public Relations photos
Registration for Summer and Fall Terms begins April 1 for currently enrolled PRCC students. For proper advice on courses needed for graduation, your major, or transferring, please see a counselor or an advisor.
For proper advice on courses needed for graduation, your major and/or transferring, please see a counselor or advisor. Student accounts must have balances paid in full at the Business Office and must be clear of all holds in order to register for classes.
Where to go for advisement: Poplarville Campus – You may schedule an appointment with an assigned advisor based on your major or program of study. Advisor listings are posted in Crosby Hall, the Science Building, Seal Hall and the Wellness Center. The counselors/advisors located in the Counseling, Advisement and Placement Center are highly skilled in advising and registering students, and they welcome you to schedule an appointment. Forrest County Center –Please see advisor listings posted in buildings at the center. Hancock Center—Front office- contact Ms. Patsy Williams to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
You can self-register for day and night classes through RiverGuide.