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Scholarship donors, recipients meet

November 21, 2014 - 10:48am -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - A highlight of the fall semester at Pearl River Community College is the annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner.
  Hosted by the PRCC Development Foundation, the dinner gives scholarship donors or their representatives an opportunity to meet the students benefitting from their generosity.
Scholarships and the recipients for the 2014-15 year are:
Samuel Abbott Memorial Scholarship - Ryan Barrett of Wiggins.

Mrs. Earlora Holden passes away

November 19, 2014 - 3:53pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.
  Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Mu Alpha Theta induction ceremony

November 19, 2014 - 10:21am -- admin

Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics honor society at Pearl River Community College that provides students with opportunities to further their mathematics career, held its induction ceremony Nov. 17 at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. Inductees included from left: Front row – Zach Bennett of Petal, Shamiraca Williams of Hattiesburg, Karen Posey of Richton and Keegan Hall of Hattiesburg. Back row – Sponsors Jenny Brown and Beth Strahan, Houston Stogner of Foxworth, Evan Thornton of Collins, Mason Stokes of Petal, Philip Lawson of Purvis and sponsor Sharon Clark.

Welding class opens job opportunities

November 18, 2014 - 4:02pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Cody Fairchild of Lumberton spent a few hundred dollars to take a Pearl River Community College fall semester welding course.
  In return, he’s moving from a job that pays $11.50 an hour to a new one starting at $25 an hour.
  “This is the first time I ever welded,” he said. “I’ve got a job lined up in Galveston, Texas, when I finish the class.”
  Fairchild will be working as a structural welder while classmate Hank Gonzales of Picayune already has a job welding pipe.

Tickets available for Holiday Pops!

November 18, 2014 - 8:59am -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Christmas season will get off to a swinging start at Pearl River Community College with Holiday Pops! on Dec. 4.
  The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts and will feature favorite holiday music.
  The PRCC JazzCats, The Voices and the String of Pearls dancers will perform a sophisticated program of popular and traditional holiday music.
  “We’re doing some things together and some things separately,” said Archie Rawls, JazzCats director and chair of the PRCC Department of Fine Arts and Communication.

PRCC observes Veterans Day

November 11, 2014 - 3:26pm -- braswell

  Col. Mark Prine looks at Mount Rushmore and sees the faces of America’s best.
  “I see four gentlemen who placed their lives on hold,” he said. “They were citizen soldiers.”
  Prine, deputy commander of the Mississippi National Guard’s 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, was guest speaker for the annual Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College.
  The four presidents carved into the stone of Mount Rushmore illustrate the American tradition of the citizen soldier, he said.

Community Band, Chorus to perform at PRCC

October 31, 2014 - 3:18pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host the Pearl River County Community Band and Chorus in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  “A Musical Salute to Our Veterans” will feature patriotic music for band and choir, including Semper Fidelis, Hymn to the Fallen and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
  Dr. John Grant, retired vice president of PRCC, will be the narrator for To Heal A Nation and The Message on the Rock.

Women's Health Symposium, physics lab receive grants

October 29, 2014 - 1:49pm -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has received two important grants from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation for community projects and classroom improvement.
  The foundation awarded PRCC $17,000 for the ninth Women’s Health Symposium and $13,000 for new physics lab equipment.
  The grants were presented by Sid Whitley, the foundation’s chief executive officer, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the college.

CNA class provides job skills

October 28, 2014 - 11:20am -- braswell

  POPLARVILLE - A 12-week course at Pearl River Community College has given four women the skills they need to become certified nursing assistants and fulfill dreams of becoming nurses.
  Applications for the spring semester certified nursing assistant course are being accepted through Nov. 14 with interviews scheduled on Nov. 18. Classes begin on Jan. 5 and meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday through March 30.

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