Graduation set for Friday, May 13

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  POPLARVILLE – A Pearl River Community College alumnus will return to the Poplarville campus Friday to speak at graduation at 10 a.m. in the Marvin R. White Coliseum.
  Speaker Karen Moore, chief executive officer of the Baldwin County EMC, graduated from PRCC in 1985.
  Slightly more than 1,000 students completed their degree or certificate requirements during the summer and fall 2015 semesters as well as the spring 2016 semester and are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Of those, 450 have registered to receive their diplomas in person.
  The ceremony will be streamed to the Brownstone Center for the Arts where family and friends can watch on big screens if coliseum seating is full. The center will be open by 9 a.m. on the morning of graduation. The program can also be watched on the PRCC website, www.prccmedia.com.
  Reserved parking for the handicapped and elderly will be located in the parking lot to the east of the coliseum.
  In addition to her PRCC degree, Moore holds a degree in business administration and marketing management from the University of Southern Mississippi. As CEO of the Baldwin County EMC, she oversees the largest electric cooperative in Alabama. She serves on the board of directors for Touchstone Energy, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and the Alabama Rural Electric Association.
  Moore is the daughter of Frank and Beverly Ladner of Bay St. Louis. Frank Ladner is a long-time member of the PRCC Board of Trustees. She and her husband Ken live in Fairhope, Ala