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Ropes and obstacle course opens

August 26, 2016 - 2:02pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College officially opened its Wildcat Wellness Ropes and Obstacle Course on Friday, Aug. 26.
  The course will be used by students in the First Year Seminar courses along with campus organizations and community groups, said Dr. Tara Rouse, Wellness Center director.
  The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation awarded PRCC a grant of $198,171 in September 2015 for the Wildcat Wellness Initiative. Of that, $25,000 was used for the ropes course and $10,300 for the obstacle course.

ACT Boot Camp registration coming up

August 25, 2016 - 10:36am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College will hold an ACT Boot Camp on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Hancock Center in Waveland.
  The camp is open to any junior or senior high school student preparing to take the ACT. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in building five at the Hancock Center, 454 Highway 90, Suite D..
  The instructor, Dr. Jennifer Seal, is an education and ACT prep specialist. In addition to learning tips and techniques to improve their scores, she will provide students with a study guide.

Kendale Lumpkins returns to PRCC

August 23, 2016 - 2:00pm -- jbraswell

Kendale Lumpkins of Hattiesburg signs a copy of his book, Wrecked But Not Totaled, for Dr. Amy Townsend Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Wildcat Den bookstore at Pearl River Community College. Nurse Susie Hall visits with Chadwick Foundation of Columbia, a childhood friend of Lumpkins’ and also a PRCC alumnus.
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Maghan James completes fellowship program

August 22, 2016 - 3:07pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Maghan James of Hattiesburg has completed the Education Policy Fellowship Progam (EPFP) which works to develop a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy.
  James, who was recently named Dean of Students at Pearl River Community College, traveled with 17 other Mississippi and four Alabama community college leaders to Washington, D.C., to advocate for year-round Pell Grant aid for students.

PRCC lends hand to Louisiana flood victims

August 19, 2016 - 3:23pm -- jbraswell

Pearl River Community College instructors Deanna Holifield, from left, Kira Arthurs and Robin Nix load flood relief items Friday, Aug. 19, that were donated by PRCC colleagues and students at the Hancock Center and the Poplarville campus for victims in Louisiana. Arthurs, who lived in Baton Rouge for six years, will deliver the supplies to shelters, friends in need and animal shelters.
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Kevin Costner tickets on sale

August 15, 2016 - 10:43am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets for the first premier event of the season at Pearl River Community College are on sale.
  Kevin Costner and Modern West, his country/rock band, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Tickets are $50 on the floor and $40 for the balcony.
  Costner’s performance in Poplarville is the only appearance scheduled in Mississippi on his current tour.

Lt. governor calls for more education investment

August 8, 2016 - 3:18pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Education makes up a third of the components required to improve Mississippi’s future, Lt. Gov Tate Reeves said Monday at Pearl River Community College.
  Fiscal responsibility, a tax code that encourages economic development and improving educational attainment levels are key to his first priority - bringing jobs to Mississippi, he said.
  Reeves spoke during PRCC’s annual professional development session for faculty and staff before the start of the fall semester.
  “We must be willing to invest in education at all levels,” he said.

Surgical technology sets information sessions

August 5, 2016 - 1:33pm -- jbraswell

  The Pearl River Community College surgical technology program at the Forrest County Center will hold two information sessions for prospective students.
  The come-and-go sessions will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
  Deadline for applying for the class that begins in January 2017 is Oct. 1.
  Anyone interested in a career in surgical technology is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Parents are welcome.


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