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Big River musical set for April 5 and 6

  POPLARVILLE _ The escapades of two young boys and a slave come to life when Pearl River Community College presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  Curtain time for the Tony-Award winning musical will be 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, in the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Poplarville campus.
  Lucas Williams of Picayune plays the lead role of Huck with DeAndre Finley of Pontotoc as his pal Tom Sawyer and Hunter King of Picayune as the slave Jim.

Outstanding alumni to be honored April 12

  Five alumni will be inducted into the Pearl River Community College Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame on April 12.
  The induction will follow a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg.
  They are former Rep. J. P. Compretta of Bay St. Louis, PRCC retired instructor Dr. Benny Hornsby of Hattiesburg, retired coach and college professor J. Larry Ladner of Kiln, Picayune native and nursing professor Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey of Durham, N.C., and Forrest-Perry County Circuit Judge Jon Mark Weathers of Hattiesburg.

Mr. and Miss PRCC, class favorites selected

  POPLARVILLE - Two Picayune students will be featured in Pearl River Community College’s 2018 Wildcat year disk as Mr. and Miss PRCC.
  Lucas Williams and Marella Failla were elected by fellow students.
  Class favorites on the Poplarville campus are sophomores Olivia Conley of Gulfport and Stanton Ladner of Necaise and freshmen Addison Smith of Poplarville and Trenton Lee of Picayune.

First Fine Arts Hall of Fame honorees named

  POPLARVILLE - Five former students and instructors have been selected as the inaugural members of the Fine Arts Hall of Fame at Pearl River Community College.
  They are Connie Holmes and Dr. Mark Malone, both of Hattiesburg; Howell Purvis of Purvis, Archie Rawls of Poplarville and the late Michael Sprinkell of Gulfport.
  They will be honored during the PRCC Choral Concert at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.

Hague honored by Mississippi Historical Society

  POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Historical Society presented its Award of Merit to Ronn Hague, museum director and digital media coordinator at Pearl River Community College, on Saturday, March 3.   
  He was honored for his vision and work to establish the PRCC Museum in 2001. It is believed to be one of the only, if not the only, museums in the country that chronicles the history of a two-year college.

Jessie Besanson selected as Miss PRCC at pageant

  POPLARVILLE - A freshman from Carriere who plans to become a plastic surgeon walked away with the crown Thursday night at the Miss PRCC Scholarship Pageant.
  Jessie Besanson also was named winner of the talent and evening gown portions of the pageant at Pearl River Community College. She did a jazz dance to the song “It’s About That Walk.”

Rotary Park unveiled

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.

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