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PRCC wins international PTK awards

April 13, 2016 - 3:22pm -- jbraswell

    The Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Pearl River Community College has been named one of the international honor society’s most outstanding chapters.
  Beta Tau Gamma, the Forrest County Center chapter, received one of 20 Distinguished Chapter Awards during NerdNation, PTK’s international convention, held April 7-9 in National Harbor, Md.

Students, faculty roll across The River

April 13, 2016 - 10:23am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College cheer “Roll River Roll” took on new meaning Tuesday, April 12, with the unveiling of a bicyle/tricycle loan program.
  Through a $198,171 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation grant, the PRCC Wellness Center bought 50 Cruiser bikes, 10 fat tire bikes and 10 tricycles to be used by students, faculty and staff.

Alumni inducted into Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame

April 8, 2016 - 11:37am -- jbraswell

  Pearl River Community College honored five successful alumni Thursday, April 7, with induction into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame at a dinner in Hattiesburg.
  They are Lucien Bourgeois of Madison, Fred Henley of Picayune, Sonny Stuart of Jacksonville, Fla., Mike Waits of Hattiesburg and Bill Watts of Houston, Texas.
In addition to recognizing the success of former students, the Lifetime Achievement program pairs the honorees with the PRCC Honors Institute.

CTE Day recruits students

April 5, 2016 - 12:30pm -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Approximately 300 high school and adult education students toured Pearl River Community College’s career technical programs on Tuesday, April 5.
  The annual Career Technical Education Day gives students a preview of the various one- and two-year programs offered by PRCC.
  Students from Forrest County Agricultural High School, Bassfield, Hattiesburg, Picayune Memorial, Poplarville and Prentiss high schools attended along with students enrolled in PRCC’s adult education program.

Beauty and The Beast tickets on sale

April 5, 2016 - 8:36am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Tickets are on sale for the Pearl River Community College production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
  The musical will be presented at 7 p.m. April 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. April 16 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
Cast in the starring roles are Courtney King of Columbia as Belle and Micah Eastridge of Carriere as The Beast.

Kids can have fun at summer day camps

March 31, 2016 - 8:53am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - The Wildcat Way to Adventure at Pearl River Community College will give area elementary school students fun summer learning opportunities.
  The camps, partially funded by a Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation grant of $8,775, will offer a variety of topics throughout the summer.
  “We are so excited to be able to offer these summer day camps to children in our district,” said Brenda Wells, PRCC director of institutional research/director of professional and community development. “We hope to see it grow.”

Boone, Johnson elected Mr., Miss PRCC

March 30, 2016 - 10:26am -- jbraswell

  POPLARVILLE - Two top students who are also involved in athletics at Pearl River Community College have been elected Mr. and Miss PRCC.
Zachary Todd Boone of Sandy Hook is Mr. PRCC and Katherine Elise Johnson of Tylertown is Miss PRCC.
  Sophomore class favorites on the Poplarville campus are Belle Failla of Picayune and Joshua Neal of Purvis; Mella Stokes of Hattiesburg and Tyler Abney of Purvis, Forrest County Center; and Ashley Taylor of Kiln and Christopher Edenfield of Diamondhead, Hancock Center.

PTA students gain valuable experience

March 30, 2016 - 10:12am -- jbraswell

HATTIESBURG – Students in Pearl River Community College’s physical therapist assistant’s program at the Forrest County Center recently learned first-hand about some of the challenges their clients face, and that they will encounter once they enter the workforce.
Freshmen PTA students arrived at Turtle Creek Mall to learn empathy for those patients they will teach to use an assistive device for mobility. Crutches, walkers, hemi-walkers and wheelchairs were used.

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