PRCC honors top students at Forrest County Center

Two outstanding students at Pearl River Community College Forrest County Center received Citizenship Awards during the annual Awards Day presentation on May 5.The awards went to Amanda Blount of Hattiesburg and David Moore of Oak Grove. Moore also received the Outstanding Student in Computer Science Award.Lee Kinabrew of Hattiesburg was recognized for his selection to the All-USA Community College Academic Team. He was one of 20 community college students recognized April 11 during a presentation in New Orleans.Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, also recognized two students who received scholarships to further their education.Jaimi Thomas of Oak Grove received the William A. Lewis Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Southern Mississippi. Chelsea Boutwell of Petal received the Mississippi State University Presidential Partnership Scholarship.In addition, Cynthia Bettancourt of Petal received a $300 book scholarship from the Louisiana-Mississippi Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges. The association gave the money to PRCC in appreciation for hosting the group October 2010 meeting at the Forrest County Center.Outstanding Student Awards were given to the following students:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – Ty Ford of Sumrall.Anatomy and Physiology/Microbiology – Brennan Vaughn of Oak Grove.Chemistry – Kris King of Hattiesburg.Communications – Shirley Boyd of Columbia.Criminal Justice Academic Track – Jonathan C. Graves of Sumrall.Criminal Justice Career/Technical Track – Ashley Townes of Hattiesburg.Dental Assisting Technology – Shelby Bolling of Wiggins.Dental Hygiene Technology – Kayla Harvey of Liberty.Developmental Studies – Lasheka Rawls of Columbia.Electronics Technology – Wajeh Turner of Woodville.English – Kimberly Williams of Hattiesburg.Geography – Justin Tuck of Purvis.History – Elijah Corley of Oak Grove.Mathematics – Monica Easterling of Hattiesburg.Medical Laboratory Technology – Tonne Forquer of Hattiesburg.Medical Radiologic Technology – Rainey Loper of Wiggins.Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology – Steven Brewer of Petal.Office Systems Technology – Yelena Zemtsova of Hattiesburg.Philosophy/Religion – Stephen Broome of Prentiss.Physical Therapist Assistant Technology – Jeremy Strief of Kiln.Psychology – Chris Pfalzgraf of Picayune.Practical Nursing – Britanny R. Walley of Hattiesburg.Practical Nursing Dual Enrollment – Gabriel Rule of Petal.Sociology – Charles E. Draughn of Hattiesburg.Spanish – Jordan Smalley of Hattiesburg.Writing – Michael Roy, Mason Nelson and Brittany Williamson, all of Hattiesburg; Chase Richard of Petal and Heath Parker of Purvis.More than 90 students were recognized for their selection to Who Who Among American Community Colleges 2011. They areTerry Barlow, Allison Beasley, Lacey Bounds, Justin Brown, Ellen Bryant, Noelle Burkman, Lien Dao, Jennifer Davion, Monica Easterling, Tonne Forquer, Lauren Garner, Ashton Green Samantha Grillo, Mary Hammett, Jasmine Howard, Lee Kinabrew, Kristen Montgomery, Valerie Moran, Kerry Payne, Mallory Pittman, Aaron Powell, Bradley Pritchett, Tiffany Shanks, Sarah Smith, Teyokee Walker, Sarah White, Lauren Williams, Lauren Young and Mariana Zamarripa, all of Hattiesburg; Casey Cuevas, Rebecca Dyess, James Eddie Hodge, Antonio King, Channa Nowell, Kaleb Riser and Jennifer Thacker, all of Purvis; Chelsea Adams, Michael Bass, Courtney Carter, Abby McCain and Michael Norris, all of Columbia; Bridget Hannaford, Amy Lee, Jennifer Mills, Heidi Montegut, Tina Rockco and Lauren Taylor, all of Poplarville;Also, Tegan Gardner, Breanna Johnson, Lauren Locke, Felicia Mars, Cabrini Smith and John Wiechmann, all of Petal; Elijah Corley, David Moore and Jaimi Thomas, all of Oak Grove; Kayla Holifield, Christopher Pfalzgraf and Pamela Scheuermann, all of Picayune; Taryn Graham, Joshua Morris and Laken Taormina, all of Sumrall; Laura Askin and Linda Le, both of Biloxi; Derrick Braxton and Stephanie Key, both of Gulfport; Eva Hernandez and Rae Ryan, both of Carriere; Victoria Slade and Chris Wilson, both of Brooklyn; Kayla Harvey of Liberty, Brandi Hall of Lumberton, Melinda Dittman of Perkinston, Rainey Loper of Wiggins, Carl Macon of Seminary, Emiley Mills of Florence, Alison Rials of Tylertown, Laura Schuckman of Foxworth and Joshua Taggert of McNeill.

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