POPLARVILLE - Students and staff in the Summer Bridge to College program at Pearl River Community College celebrated Thursday, July 23, with awards and a steak and shrimp luncheon.
The program, part of PRCC’s Student Support Services, gives incoming freshmen a headstart with four weeks of intensive class work to earn nine hours of credit, said Dr. Robert Escudero, Student Support Services director.
“We’re not only celebrating your success but our success as well,” he said.
A Pearl River Community College alumnus has been named the college’s vice president for Forrest County operations.
Dr. Jana Causey of Petal moved into the job on July 1after two years as assistant vice president.
POPLARVILLE - Applications are being accepted for two Workforce Training welding classes at Pearl River Community College.
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.
Cost for either course is $250. Students in either course must be 18 years old and must provide their own welding shield, gloves and cap, steel-toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, ear plugs and safety glasses.
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College students enrolled in previous film production class are using what they learned in the industry.
Ryan Myhand of Metairie, La., a 2010 graduate, is one example, said Ronn Hague, PRCC’s film production instructor.
“Ryan spent last year as the associate field producer on a popular reality TV show,” said Hague. “He’s worked on more than 50 shows and almost a dozen movies, doing everything from robo-cam operator to production. He also worked as a stunt double.”
POPLARVILLE - The PRCC Singers of Pearl River Community College have been selected to perform at a statewide conference of music educators next spring.
The concert choir will perform April 1 at the Mississippi Music Educators Association/Amercian Choral Directors Association in-service conference in Hattiesburg.
“It is a high honor that reflects the hard work of our students and the immense support of the PRCC administration,” said LaDona Tyson, PRCC director of choral groups.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s high school baseball showcase will be held Thursday, July 16, at Wildcat Stadium.
The event, postponed in May and June due to weather conditions, will begin at 2:30 p.m. with registration with the showcase beginning at 3:30 p.m.
College and professional scouts will be in attendance for the pro-style workout. Participant requirements are upcoming high school freshmen through 2015 high school graduates.
Registration cost is $75.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College student Lela Flowers was not sure how she was going to pay for college this year if she had not won the 2015 PRCC Tuition Giveaway contest.
“Money these days is very hard to come by, and with a disabled father on dialysis and part-time working mother, who is the only person paying for my schooling, this tuition would not only be a miracle for us, but it’ll also help reach our family goal and make history,” said Flowers.
“I will be the first college graduate in my immediate family.”