POPLARVILLE – Two alumni from Marion County joined the Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Wendy Bracey serves on the board by virtue of her position as superintendent of Marion County schools. She succeeds Craig Robbins.
Donnie Williamson was appointed by the Marion County Board of Supervisors after long-time board member Al Brooks retired in December.
Bracey attended PRCC for two years before earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from William Carey University.
She taught elementary school in Marion County for 11 years and served as an assistant high school principal in Bassfield for four years. She was serving her ninth year as principal of Columbia Elementary School when she was elected county superintendent.
Bracey is married to Joe Bracey and they attend Woodlawn Church.
Williamson also attended Pearl River before earning a bachelor’s degree in social studies and secondary education from USM. He taught and coached at West Marion for two years before starting a 40-year career in the oil industry.
He worked offshore for Teneco Corp. as operations and drilling supervisor for Transco Exploration and as operation and construction supervisor domestically and internationally for Hess Corp. He retired in 2013 before working another two years as an independent consultant/construction manager with Statoil.
Williamson has served for several years as president of the Marion-Jefferson Davis County Chapter of the PRCC Alumni Association, is an active member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Wahabi Shrine Temple.
Williamson and his wife, Sandra, are the parents of two sons, including Dr. Justin Williamson who teaches English at PRCC. They have three granddaughters.