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Marion Cochran's work on display

June 29, 2015 - 9:24am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The artwork of former Poplarville resident Marion Pittman Cochran is on display at Pearl River Community College.
  Her drawings and watercolor paintings are exhibited on the first floor of Moody Hall and can be seen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in July and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in August.
  Cochran’s artistic talent first surfaced at age 16 when a pencil drawing of a dog won first place in a contest sponsored by a Milwaukee, Wisc. art school. The drawing is a part of the PRCC show.

Softball players earn national academic honors

June 24, 2015 - 3:30pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Five Pearl River Community College softball players have earned Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
  Breanna Herndon of Poplarville received the Superior Academic Achievement Award with a grade point average of  3.8 to 3.99.
  Shannon Buehler of Bay St. Louis, Hannah Holloway of Petal, Hannah Herndon and Rachel Hickman, both of Poplarville, received Exemplary Academic Achievement Awards with grade point averages of  3.6 to 3.79.

Honors scholarships awarded

June 24, 2015 - 9:34am -- jbraswell

The first recipients of the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation Honors Scholarships are, seated from left, Sarah Spence of Carriere and Madden Stockstill of Picayune; standing, Kyle Estess of Laurel, Alex Cumbest of Hurley and Clay Garrett of Poplarville. The Development Foundation established the $4,000 scholarships earlier this year.
PRCC Public Relations photo

Welding, pipe welding classes offered

June 16, 2015 - 4:05pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer two Workforce Training welding classes in the evenings, beginning in August.
  Basic welding and a specialized course in pipe welding will be taught from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning Aug. 10 and ending Nov. 18. Both will be in the Career Education Building welding shop on the Poplarville campus.

Apply for nursing assistant course

June 15, 2015 - 1:30pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Applications will be accepted through July 23 for a certified nursing assistant course to be taught at Pearl River Community College.
  The course will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday, beginning Aug. 10 and ending Oct. 29, at the Nursing Building on the Poplarville campus. Cost is $500 and includes the workbook and the fee for the NACES state examination.

Alsobrooks elected to national council

June 11, 2015 - 11:27am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president  for economic and community development at Pearl River Community College, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), starting July 1.
  Board members serve as links between the membership and the panel and assist members in promoting and implementing the concepts of career and technical education, basic skills education and workforce and economic development.

PRCC board adopts $37.4 million budget; No increase in student tuition

June 9, 2015 - 4:47pm -- admin

     POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget of $37.4 million for the 2015-16 academic year Tuesday during the regular June meeting on the Poplarville campus.
    Roger Knight, Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, explained that the $37.4 million for the 2015-16 budget includes both restricted and unrestricted funds.
    “The new budget is an increase of $1.3 million over last year’s budget,” said Knight.


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