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Pine Belt Works class set in Hattiesburg

December 2, 2016 - 12:30pm -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will be the host site for an 80-hour intensive training course for those interested in manufacturing careers.
  The Pine Belt Works Basic Manufacturing Certificate Program will start on Thursday, Jan. 19, at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg.
  The five-week program meets from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $60. Students will complete hands-on learning activities and become familiar with basic manufacting processes and workplace rules.

Dental hygiene program ranked nationally

December 2, 2016 - 12:28pm -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College’s dental hygiene program is ranked among the country’s best by the website Community for Accredited Online Schools.
  PRCC’s program is ranked 34th out of the 50 two-year colleges in the survey.
  The PRCC program is a two-year, traditional classroom program with a heavy emphasis on clinical work under the direction of Dr. Shana Allen. It is taught at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg.
  The only other two-year Mississippi college ranked by the website is Meridian Community College at number 50.

Hancock Center offering welding at night

December 2, 2016 - 12:27pm -- jbraswell

  WAVELAND - Pearl River Community College will offer an evening welding class during the spring semester at the Hancock Center in Waveland.
  The class will meet from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, beginning Jan. 9 and ending May 4. Classes meet in the Hancock Center welding shop at 454 Highway 90, Waveland.
  Cost for the course is $250 with $50 due when the application is turned in and the remainder by the first day of class.

Student art work on display

November 28, 2016 - 8:23am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The work of students in two design classes at Pearl River Community College is on display through Friday.
  The exhibit is in the Moody Hall gallery.
  Students whose work is included are Heather Estis and Ryan Lee, both of Picayune; Kerri Brass of Poplarville, Ayrenee Brown of Prentiss, Alex Byd of Columbia, Danny Mischler of Sumrall, Courtin Oglesby of Waveland, Jonathan Sims of Bassfield, Taelor Bartola of Gilbert, Ariz., and Shelanita Starks of Slidell, La.

Christmas Vespers set for Nov. 29

November 18, 2016 - 2:10pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College choral department will present Christmas Vespers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
  The program will feature traditional Christmas music by three choral groups - Wildcat Men’s Choir, Belle Cantante women’s choir and The Voices ensemble.
  LaDona Tyson is director of choral groups.

Servesafe training coming up

November 18, 2016 - 10:00am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will offer a one-day Servsafe class on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.
  Servesafe is a training program of the National Restaurant Association for workers in the food industry.
  Cost is $150 and includes lunch. Payment can be by debit or credit card, cashier’s check or money order.
  The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the test administered the same day. Those interested in the course should register early enough to obtain and review class materials before the class is held.

Marty Stuart tickets still available

November 15, 2016 - 8:35am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets remain available for Saturday’s concert by Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives at Pearl River Community College.
  Tickets are $25 and $35 for the show that will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Stuart, born in Philadelphia, Miss., began playing professionally at age 13 as the mandolinist with Lester Flatt’s road band. In his twenties, he toured with Johnny Cash and played with such country music legends as Bill Monroe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. By the late 1980s, Stuart was a solo artist.

Workforce class roofs Picayune park pavilion

November 14, 2016 - 3:02pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College workforce construction class recently roofed a pavilion at Picayune’s Mildred Mitchell Park.
  “Actually working on a project is a much more valuable experience than being in a classroom atmosphere,” instructor Jesse Walker said.
  Walker’s drafting students designed the pavilion during the spring 2016 semester.
  The project was a collaboration between the City of Picayune, Collier Construction and PRCC. The Pearl River County Homebuilders Association coordinated and funded it.

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