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PRCC athletes produce top results in fall semester

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College athletes had a tremendous semester in the classroom this past fall, with four of the school’s eight sports boasting a team grade-point average over 3.0.
“Over the past year-and-a-half, we have stressed the importance of academic accountability with our coaches,” said PRCC athletic director Jeff Long.
“We are extremely proud of what our student-athletes have been able to accomplish, and our coaches deserve a lot of credit for emphasizing the importance of academics to our athletes.”

PRCC sets open registration dates

POPLARVILLE - Open registration for new students at Pearl River Community College and returning students who have not already registered for the spring semester will be held the first week of January.
Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Hancock Center in Waveland; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.
Day and night classes begin Monday, Jan. 8.
Offices at all PRCC campuses are closed until Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Alumni House named for Verlene Cole

  POPLARVILLE - The offices of the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation and Alumni Association have been named in honor of Verlene Cole of Oak Grove.
College officials announced the decision Dec. 7 at a dinner sponsored by the Development Foundation.
  “She means the world to us,” said foundation director Ernie Lovell.
  Cole, 85, was a Pearl River student in 1949-51.
  “You will live on our campus forever,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood told Cole. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
  The announcement took Cole by surprise.

Associate degree nursing students receive pins

  POPLARVILLE - Thirty eight associate degree nursing students at Pearl River Community College received pins and diplomas Monday, Dec. 11, in a ceremony at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  They are now eligible to take the licensure exam to be registered nurses.
  “You have earned the right to be here,” said Dr. Karen Baxter, ADN department chair. “No one gave you this.”

Weather Alert for Friday, December 8

All PRCC Campuses will open at noon on 12/8/17. Final Exams scheduled for 8am will begin at 12pm. Final Exams scheduled for 10am will begin at 2pm. Any student unable to test at the new times will need to communicate with his or her instructor to establish a specific time for testing. Follow PRCC social media and the PRCC website for updates.

Smith-Carver family endows PRCC scholarship

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Development Foundation recently accepted a $25,000 endowment from the Smith-Carver family of Poplarville.

The gift will open the Harold P. And Bertha S. Carver Endowment and fund the Smith-Carver Family Criminal Justice Scholarship. 

The donation was presented Sunday, Dec. 4, during a brief ceremony at Poplarville First United Methodist Church. Retired Picayune Police Chief Brenda Smith, niece of Pete and Bertha Carver, spoke for the family.

Child development students earn credits through PRCC

POPLARVILLE - Fourteen students have completed a seven-week course making them eligible to apply for credentials as child development associates.

The women received educational credits through Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Training Program.

“This diverse group of women worked diligently over the course of the program and were committed to both achieving their goals of working with young children and expanding their career opportunities,” said Dr. Pamela Thomas, director of Early Childhood Programs for Picayune schools who taught the course.

Mu Alpha Theta induction ceremony

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. 15 at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. Inductees included from left: Front row – Jacob Chambliss and Lorenzo Catlett, both of Hattiesburg; Michael Evans of Purvis, Sarah-Ashlyn Barber of Picayune and Amber Downs of Hattiesburg.

PRCC offers winter term short courses

POPLARVILLE - Registration is on-going for eight winter term classes offered by Pearl River Community College.
The classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, through Saturday, Dec. 16, with 30-minute lunch breaks.
Classes offered on the Poplarville campus are world literature I, preschool and primary development, and social studies, math and science for the young child.
Forrest County Center classes are hybrid English composition I, world literature I, Spanish I, music appreciation and introduction to sociology.

PRCC plans for future in Hancock County

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s long-range plan is to build a new college in Hancock County in an effort to offer higher education opportunities that would aid local industry as well as the coastal workforce.

That goal received a $2.5 million boost this week when the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced that PRCC was one of the 19 new projects that will benefit from BP and Deepwater Horizon oil spill money.


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