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PRCC anchors All-State Jazz Band

  POPLARVILLE - Fourteen musicians from Pearl River Community College were selected for the Mississippi Community College All-State Jazz Clinic band.
  The clinic was held March 23-25 at Hinds Community College in Raymond with a concert the afternoon of March 25.

Manufacturing Skills course coming up

  Pearl River Community College will offer Manufacturing Skills Training to prepare students for entry-level jobs.
  The course starts on Tuesday, April 25, and meets from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through May 30 at the Lowery A.   Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg. Cost is $125.

Top junior high mathematicians advance

  POPLARVILLE - Four students have advanced to the state level after the regional Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition held March 6 at Pearl River Community College.
  Wyatt Carter and Mikhyla McGee, students at Petal Middle School, placed first and second, respectively.
  Fellow Petal student Kinlea Robinson placed first in seventh grade competition. Second place in seventh grade went to Sam Powell, a student at Presbyterian Christian School.
  The four will compete again on April 8 at Hinds Community College for state titles.

Morella Failla wins talent award

  POPLARVILLE - Vocalists walked away with top honors from the annual Talent Show at Pearl River Community College
  Morella Failla of Picayune performed “Popular” from Wicked to claim first place and a $500 scholarship.
  Second place went to Jonathan Dixon of Petal who sang “Writings on the Wall.” Cammie Moree of Sumrall and Houston McMahon of Purvis teamed up to sing “The Mess We’ve Made” and placed third.
  Nine students competed with four vocal entries, a monologue, a guitar performance, a piano performance, a stand-up comedy routine and a four-piece band.

Free jazz concert Thursday

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College JazzCats and the Brothers-Nevala-Kozak Trio will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus.
  The JazzCats, under the direction of Michael Bass, will play first followed by the trio.
  Michael Brothers is director of percussion studies at Southeastern Louisiana University and co-director of the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and director of the Spirit of the Southland drumline.

Laken Bond to go to Skills USA nationals

  POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River Community College student placed first in Skills USA state competition and is eligible to advance to the national event.
  Crystal “Laken” Bond of Sumrall came in first in the job interview category. She is a cosmetology student at PRCC.
  “I think I almost started crying,” Bond said. “I was shaking.”
  Chickyjah Jordan of Columbia, also a cosmetology student, was elected state treasurer for 2016-17.

Collumn, Massey honored by HEADWAE

  James David Collum and Brendan Ryan Massey represented Pearl River Community College Feb. 21 at the annual HEADWAE events in Jackson.
  HEADWAE - 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.
  Honorees were welcomed to the Capitol by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves,  then introduced to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Collum has taught electronics engineering technology at PRCC for seven years at the Forrest County Center.

Best ranks PRCC No. 2 in state

Dr. William LewisPOPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has again been recognized as one of the state’s best.

The website ranks PRCC as second on its list of Best Community Colleges in Mississippi.

The top five include: 1. Southwest Community College, 2. PRCC, 3. East Mississippi Community College, 4. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and 5. Holmes Community College.

Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas is one of the safest, most reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly fuels in use today delivering natural gas for heating, water heating and cooking as well as other natural gas appliances. Pearl River Community College owns and operates the jurisdictional master meter natural gas distribution system on the school’s campus.  The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the buildings on campus.  Like any form of energy, though, it must be handled responsibly.  Always remember safety first when operating natural gas appliances o


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