POPLARVILLE - Casual conversation at a water aerobics class led to three Carriere women renewing their interest in art and improving their techniques through classes at Pearl River Community College.
As they exercised, Annette Lestremau overheard Diane Richard and Gail Sheasby talking about enrolling in a class a year ago.
“I turned around and said, ‘May I come with you?’,” Lestremau said.
The three have been taking art classes from PRCC instructor Charleen Null for a year and currently have works on display in the Moody Hall gallery.
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Film Production class recently hosted the Poplarville High School Digital Media class for a film production workshop.
The class spent the first part of the day learning how to set up and operate a digital camera, how to light a set and how to record sound for a scene from a short film they shot during the second half of the day.
POPLARVILLE - Tickets are on sale for the return of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
The symphony will perform for the third time at Pearl River Community College at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.
“We are excited about the return of the Mississippi Symphony to PRCC,” said Dr. Kyle Hill, Brownstone Center director. “This performance would not be possible without the support of the Mississippi Arts Commission.”
The commission awarded Pearl River $4,100 for the concert.
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.
By Stan Caldwell
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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 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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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.