PRCC Hancock Center recognized as Business of the Year

Pearl River Community College Hancock Center was recognized as one of Hancock County’s 2019 Businesses of the Year at the Annual Salute to Business & Industry Awards Gala, Thursday, August 8th. 

“The recognition by the Hancock Chamber of Commerce as the 2019 Waveland Business of the Year is a testament to the dedicated work of the PRCC Hancock Center Team,” said Raymunda Barnes, Assistant Vice President of the Hancock Center.


Left to Right: Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC President; Mike Smith, Mayor of Waveland; Alan Dedeaux, Hancock County Superintendent of Education 

Since 2005, the Pearl River Community College Hancock Center has been providing students with an opportunity to receive a quality education by preparing them to complete a degree or certificate program. The Hancock Center also provides workforce training programs required by local businesses, industries, educational and public service agencies. PRCC’s continued dedication to the success of their students allows for bright futures to be created within the walls of the institution and out in the community. This year, the Hancock Center will break ground on the Hancock Aviation Aerospace Workforce near Stennis International Airport to meet industry demands while increasing workforce development in Hancock County.

“It is very rewarding to be part of a team that is making a difference in the communities we live in. Every day I get the joy of meeting new people and sharing the vision of Pearl River Community College for today and in the future,” said Angie Kothmann, Pearl River’s Director of Government & Community Relations.

Raymunda Barnes also reiterated the importance of the impact The Hancock Center has on the local community. 

“On any given day, members of the Hancock Center Team can be found on campus and in the community making a difference in the lives of Hancock County residents,” said Barnes. “From contributing to the Hancock County Food Pantry through student can food drives to participating in Pearlington’s Library Trunk or Treat event, from active participation in county-wide Hancock Chamber events (Teacher Appreciation and High School Senior Breakfast) to participation in local Boy Scout Troop activities and CASA initiatives, this team continues to contribute to the community and is very much appreciative of the recognition.”

PRCC will continue to be an ever-present staple in the Hancock County community and a resource for local industry. 

Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.

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.