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Martin, Burchell honored at HEADWAE events

  POPLARVILLE - State leaders honored Pearl River Community College student Jill Martin of Picayune and science instructor Lonnie Burchell of Hattiesburg Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the annual HEADWAE events.
  Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence was established by the Legislature more than 20 years ago to honor academically talented students and faculty.

PRCC’s Vic Cerniglia ETA Educator of the Year

Vic Cerniglia            POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College Electronics Technology instructor Vic Cerniglia has been recognized as the 2017 ETA Educator of the Year.
            Cerniglia, 47, will receive his award March 8 in Orlando, Fla., at the annual Electronic Technology Association awards banquet.

PRCC ranked No. 1 in state, No. 28 in U.S.

                Another leading higher education assessment has brought national recognition to Pearl River Community College.
            TheBestSchools.org, a leading higher education-career website, recently ranked PRCC the No. 1 community college in Mississippi and the 28th best community college in the country.
            TheBestSchools.org selected the 50 best community colleges in the U.S. based on a comparison of several studies and ratings of community colleges as well as the college’s reputation and review of a large number of notable community colleges.

President's List scholars named

  POPLARVILLE - Students who recorded 4.0 grade point averages for the fall 2017 semester have been named to the President’s List at Pearl River Community College.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Makiyah Washington.
  Bay St. Louis - Courtney LeighAnn Cassell, Taylor Lee, Michael Poupart, Jerrod Rigby.
  Beaumont - Mallori Johnna Dykes, Labriska Ruth Watkins.
  Biloxi - Labarron T. Bradley, Amber Dreanna Polite.
  Bogue Chitto - Mary Madeline Dunaway.   
  Brandon - Adam Joseph Minton.    
  Brooklyn - Ambler Hall.   

Fall semester Dean's List released

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or higher to be named to the list.
  They are listed by hometowns:
  Bassfield - Antwon M. Jefferson, Lashonda Ann Myers, NiJah Jenise Pace.
  Bay St. Louis - Brad J. Bordes, Chelsie Clark, Jessica Clark, Lydia Marisol Cruz, Charles William Davis, Dalton G. Dore, Kirsten S. Furr, Steven J. Ingersoll, Iliana Marisol Iniguez, Levi J. Knight, Katherine Tomeny Kurtz, Samantha Marie McKee, Jordan Hunter Thomas.

Dedeaux elected PRCC board chairman

     POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s Board of Trustees has elected new officers for the next two years.
     Alan Dedeaux, of Kiln, a Hancock County representative on the 16-member governing board since 2008, takes over as chairman. Dedeaux is the Hancock County School District’s superintendent of education.

OneVoice to headline concert at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - A statewide choral conference hosted by Pearl River Community College will conclude with a concert headlined by OneVoice, a high school a cappella choir.
Several high school groups and PRCC’s The Voices ensemble will also sing during the concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.

PRCC athletes produce top results in fall semester

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College athletes had a tremendous semester in the classroom this past fall, with four of the school’s eight sports boasting a team grade-point average over 3.0.
“Over the past year-and-a-half, we have stressed the importance of academic accountability with our coaches,” said PRCC athletic director Jeff Long.
“We are extremely proud of what our student-athletes have been able to accomplish, and our coaches deserve a lot of credit for emphasizing the importance of academics to our athletes.”

PRCC sets open registration dates

POPLARVILLE - Open registration for new students at Pearl River Community College and returning students who have not already registered for the spring semester will be held the first week of January.
Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Hancock Center in Waveland; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.
Day and night classes begin Monday, Jan. 8.
Offices at all PRCC campuses are closed until Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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