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Alumni inducted into Hall of Fame

  Pearl River Community College saluted five alumni Thursday, April 12, with induction into the PRCC Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame.
  Recognized for their accomplishments were J.P. Compretta of Bay St. Louis, Dr. Benny J. Hornsby of Hattiesburg, J. Larry Ladner of Kiln, Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey of Durham, N.C., and Judge Jon Mark Weathers of Hattiesburg.
  “Your example provides us the opportunity to show our students that with the right approach dreams do come true,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said.

Said Otwane receives Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

By CHUCK ABADIE
Director of Public Relations
  A Pearl River Community College student, Said D. Otwane, is the third in four years to win the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship.
  Otwane is one of 47 scholars nationwide to achieve this $40,000 per year award to further his education.

Picayune alumnus funds two scholarships

  Future teachers and nurses can receive assistance with the cost of attending Pearl River Community College through two scholarships funded by a PRCC alumnus.
  Craig Griffing established the Zoe McGovern Griffing Teacher’s Scholarship and the Craig Griffing Nursing Scholarship through the PRCC Development Foundation.

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.

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