PRCC Board of Trustees welcomes new member

October 11, 2011 - 4:02pm -- braswell

POPLARVILLE _ Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees welcomed a new member during the regular October meeting here Tuesday. Don Welsh of the Ceasar community, a PRCC graduate and longtime employee of the college, succeeds Barry Harper. I feel an indebtedness to the school for giving me my start, said Welsh. I feel privileged to have been selected to this board. I hope I can contribute to its future success. Welsh, a a graduate of Pearl River Central High School, attended PRCC from 1964_66. He earned three degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi - a BS, MS and Specialist in Education. He worked for 38 years at PRCC, retiring last June as Director of Career and Technical Education Programs. Pearl River was a great place to work, said Welsh. At the end of each day, you felt like you had accomplished something. I miss being associated with the students and my instructional and support staff. Welsh and his wife, Elaine, are the parents of two sons, Seth and Reid, and one daughter_in_law, Amber. Also, Dr. Gale Harris has been reappointed to serve another team on the Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees as a Pearl River County representative. Harris has served on the board since January, 2004. Harris, a PRCC alumnus, is a Poplarville veterinarian.

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