PRCC students receive recognition at awards day program

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The Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College presented annual awards to top students in Career-Technical Education and Academic ceremonies on April 21.

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends joined together in celebrating the success of these students while wishing them success in their future endeavors. 

Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President for Forrest County Campus, Allied Health and Nursing Programs, welcomed everyone to each ceremony. 

“Students, remember the Wildcat Way – Price, Respect, Class and Character when you leave us,” she said.

PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood told the groups that this was “A day of celebration. You are the best of the best. You have put yourself in position to succeed at the next level.”

Wildcat Way Awards were presented to Samantha Ranger of Petal and Shui Lin of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. Every year faculty nominate students who best exemplify living out the Wildcat Way. They show the attributes of Pride, Respect, Class, and Character both in and out of the classroom. 

PRCC students Shui Lin of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China and Patrick Dunkle of Petal were recognized as members of the All-Mississippi Academic Team. They are pictured with Dr. Doug Donohue (right) and Dr. James Collum, Phi Theta Kappa advisors.

Presentations went to two students in Phi Theta Kappa named to the All-Mississippi Academic Team. They were Patrick Dunkle of Petal and Lin.

Hanna Lambert of Petal and Lin were also recognized as Jack Kent Cooke semifinalist scholars. Finalists will be announced in May.

PRCC students recognized as 2022 Jack Kent Cooke semifinalist scholars

PRCC students Shui Lin of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China and Hanna Lambert of Richton were recognized as Jack Kent Cooke semifinalist scholars. They are pictured with Dr. Doug Donohue (left) and Dr. James Collum, Phi Theta Kappa advisors.

PRCC sophomore student Jackson Bowering (center) of Petal received the Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Award. He is pictured with Dr. Doug Donohue (left) and Dr. James Collum, Phi Theta Kappa advisors.

Jackson Bowering of Petal received the Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Award.

Members of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, along with the Honors College graduates, were also recognized.

Career-Technical Education awards went to:

Associate Degree Nursing: Marquita Rhymes of Hattiesburg.

Biomedical Equipment Repair: Merritt Wallace of Portland, Ore.

Commercial and Residential Construction: Marlon Devon Johnson of Columbia.

Computer Coding Technology: Andrew Blythe of Hattiesburg.

Court Reporting: Jessie Morgan Ponder of Hattiesburg.

Dental Assisting Technology: Tessiah Naylor of Hattiesburg.

Dental Hygiene Technology: Tayler Grant of Perkinston.

HVAC and Refrigeration Technology: Andrew Royce of Hattiesburg.

Industrial Electronics Technology: Josh Loper of Purvis.

Massage Therapy: Emmanuel Naylor of Meridian.

Medical Laboratory Technology: Elizabeth Halie Bates of Benndale.

Occupational Therapy Assistant: Hollie Courington of Mobile, Ala.

Physical Therapist Assistant: Amber Wilson of Vancleave.

Practical Nursing Day: Marquita Sims of New Augusta.

Practical Nursing Night: Tycelin McDonald of Hattiesburg.

Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology: Kody Warren of Petal.

Radiologic Technology: Taylor Daley of Purvis.

Welding and Cutting Technology Day: Caden Newby of Lumberton.

Welding and Cutting Technology Night: Maximus McPhail of Hattiesburg. 

Academic Awards went to:

Accounting: Zachary Brown of Hattiesburg.

Biological Sciences: Lindsey McLaughlin of Columbia.

Chemistry: Hanna Lambert of Richton.

Communications: Sierra Greene of Sumrall.

Computer science: Shui Lin of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. 

English: Dalton Bond of Petal.

Fine arts:  Lindsey McLaughlin of Columbia.

Geography: Walker Fairey of Hattiesburg.

History: Andrew Purvis of Sumrall.

Mathematics: Patrick Dunkle of Petal.

Philosophy/religion: Allyna C. Pytleski of Petal.

Physics: Noah Taylor Collins.

Psychology: Danielie Duffield of Petal.

Sociology: Ameze Ekunwe of Hattiesburg.

Spanish: Danielie Duffield of Petal.

Writing: Amber Breeland of Hattiesburg.         

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Article written by Chuck Abadie.

Featured image at top is of members of the Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute graduation class for 2022. The list includes Dalton Bond of Petal, Jackson Bowering of Petal, Mckenna Byrd of Hattiesburg, Patrick Dunkle of Petal, Jericho Gardner of Hattiesburg, Julia-Grace Garmon of Hattiesburg, Jackson Garner of Petal, Elvin Jackson of Hattiesburg, Camellia Jones of Hattiesburg, Hanna Lambert of Richton, Shui Lin of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China, Lindsey McLaughlin of Columbia, Adamari Posados of Hattiesburg, Allyna Pytleski of Petal, Peyton Scanlon of Petal, Lori Steele of Hattiesburg, Myles Tate of Hattiesburg, Ryan Wallace of Hattiesburg, Genesis Williams of Lumberton and Zsanett Molnar of Hattiesburg.