Awards Day honors top students

  POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College recognized top students from the Poplarville campus and the Hancock Center on Tuesday, April 26, during the annual Awards Day at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  A similar ceremony was held Monday, May 2, at the Forrest County Center.
  Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, recognized Zachary Boone of Sandy Hook and Mallory Benoit of Poplarville as the recipients of the Mississippi State University Presidential Partnership Scholarships and Hannah Miller of Poplarville and Leah Balli of Carriere as recipients of the Presidential Scholarships for the University of Southern Mississippi.
  Lorrie Warren of Poplarville and Belle Failla of Picayune were honored for their selection to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Second Team. Lewis also recognized Failla as PRCC’s student honoree at state HEADWAE events in Jackson.
  Citizenship Awards went to Courtney Morris of Carriere, academic transfer track; Selena Morgan of Columbia, career-technical; and Kamri Jones of Bay St. Louis, Hancock Center.
  Departmental and course awards were presented as follows:
  •Department of Business and Commerce Technology – Tammy Discon of Picayune, marketing management technology; Shannon Fortenberry of Columbia, marketing management technology online; Brad Parker and Kenny Lambert, both of Poplarville, criminal justice technology; Alysa Stevens of Poplarville, health care data technology.
  •Department of Family and Consumer Sciences – Alisa McGlocklin of Collins, barbering; Brelyn Hoda of Kiln, cosmetology.
  •Department of Fine Arts and Communication – Preston Humphrey of Poplarville, ceramics; Alex Byrd of Columbia, design; Lauren Gentry of Florence, music; Lyndsey Lee of Picayune, public speaking; Brad Parker of Poplarville, special studios.
  •Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation – Kristen Martin of Oak Grove and Trevor Krol of Gulfport, scholar athletes; Cienna Pearman of Carriere and Weylin Carver of Bay St. Louis, Wellness Center Wildcat.
  •Department of Humanities and Social Sciences – Desiree` Drewery of Carriere, creative writing; Sheena Rancifer of Purvis, criminal justice; McKenna Bryant of Bogalusa, La., English; Danny Amacker of Carriere, history; Elizabeth Benton of Carriere, psychology; Megan Stockstill of Picayune, sociology; Allison Marie Keefer of Slidell, La., Spanish.
  •Department of Industrial Technology – Caleb Kimble of Bogalusa, La, electronics technology; Jade Sumpter of Poplarville, instrumentation technology.
  •Department of Nursing Education – Jeffrey Marshall of Purvis, Nursing I; Ashlyn Carr of Sumrall, Nursing II; Hannah Falls of Picayune, Nursing III; Anna Delancey of Purvis, Nursing IV; Holly Cuevas of Hattiesburg, Nursing Leadership; Ashley Kinney of Hattiesburg, Mississippi Nursing Foundation; Shawan Matthews of Bay St. Louis, Practical Nursing-LPN to ADN.
  •Department of Occupational Training – Jared Revere of Poplarville, brick, block and stonemasonry; Caleb Morris of Sumrall, welding and cutting technology.
  •Department of Science, Mathematics and Business – Aaron McKenzie of Columbia, accounting; Lorrie Warren of Poplarville, biology; Brian Rogers of Columbia, business; Ashlyn Lossett of Carriere, chemistry; Samantha Recatto of Lumberton, computer sciences; Jordyn Mitchell of Picayune, physics; Cole Wooten of Lucedale, mathematics.
  •Hancock Center – Samantha Hipps of Pearlington, leadership.
  •Student organizations – Miranda Woodruff of Lumberton,  Skills USA.
  •Who’s Who in American Community Colleges – Leah Balli, Bethany Berryman, Micah Eastridge and Anthony Williams, all of Carriere; Jason Funchess, Rashawn Johnson, Jerrod Newson, Dana Peavy, Brian Rogers, all of Columbia; Tyler Cagle, Hannah Miller and Lorrie Warren, all of Poplarville; Katelyn Ladner and Jessica Stevens, both of Kiln; Carter Hankins and Joshua Neal, both of Purvis; Curtis Hart and Lane Stewart, both of Gulfport; Michaela Andrews of Foxworth, Kristen Barnes of Bay St. Louis, Ashley Briggs of McNeill, Christopher Edenfield of Diamondhead, Lauren Gentry of Florence, Kale Lancaster of Lumberton, Houston McMahon of Oak Grove, Jordan Pharr of Picayune, Cassandra Rosser of Biloxi and Ashley Taylor of New Hebron.

Dr. William Lewis, second from left, president of Pearl River Community College, presented plaques to scholarship recipients during Awards Day on April 26. They are, from left, Zachary Boone of Sandy Hook, who received the Mississippi State University Presidential Partnership Scholarship; Leah Balli of Carriere and Hannah Miller of Poplarville, recipients of the Presidential Scholarship Award for the University of Southern Mississippi. Not pictured is Mallory Benoit of Poplarville, recipient of the MSU scholarship.
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Courtney Morris of Carriere, left, received the Pearl River Community College Citizenship Award for academic students and Selena Morgan of Columbia received the Citizenship Award for career-technical students during Awards Day on April 26.
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Raymunda Barnes, assistant vice president for the Pearl River Community College Hancock Center, presented the center’s Citizenship Award to Kamri Jones of Bay St. Louis during Awards Day on April 26..
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Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.