POPLARVILLE – A highlight of the fall semester at Pearl River Community College is the annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner.
Hosted by the PRCC Development Foundation, the dinner gives scholarship donors or their representatives an opportunity to meet the students benefitting from their generosity.
Scholarships and the recipients for the 2014-15 year are:
Samuel Abbott Memorial Scholarship – Ryan Barrett of Wiggins.
Dr. Ted J. Endowed Leadership Scholarship – Zach Boone of Sandy Hook, Hannah Miller and Ashley Smith, both of Poplarville, and Abby Wade of Purvis.
Allen-Howse Scholarship – Emily Necaise of Poplarville.
Anderson Paint and Carpet Scholarship – Sebastian Ryle of Picayune.
Asbury Foundation Scholarship – Ashley Craft of Picayune and Hunter Holston of Carriere.
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Askew Dental Hygiene Scholarship – Kristie Cao of Ocean Springs.
Ball Family Scholarship – Olivia Lang of Carriere.
Raymunda and Sharita Barnes Scholarship – Aleah Barnes of Gulfport.
Ronald T. Barr Memorial Scholarship – Walker Evans and Meagan Faggard, both of Purvis.
Vernon Broome Memorial Scholarship – Scott Hicks of Columbia.
Hollis and Elaine Byrd Mathematics Scholarship – Jared Johnson of Poplarville.
Rusty Cavataio Memorial Scholarship – Jason Funchess of Harrisville.
Class of 1939-42 Scholarship – Ashlyn Fletcher of Pass Christian.
John Clearman Baptist Student Union Scholarship – Steven Miller of Sumrall and Richard Shofstall of Picayune.
Coast Electric Power Association Scholarship – Wende Carpenter of Petal.
nHarry Cole Memorial Scholarship – Brett Campbell and Hunter Kane Smith, both of Carriere.
Verlene Cole Scholarship – Emily Waits of Purvis.
Verlene Cole/Forrest-Lamar County Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Tyler Abney of Purvis, Christine Lanier of Lumberton, Hunter Davisson and Hannah Hopstein, both of Hattiesburg.
Columbia Lions Club Scholarship – Derrick Cagins of Sumrall.
Comsouth Public Safety-Law Enforcement Scholarship – Derek Droane of Carriere.
Sebe Dale Family Scholarship – Joshua Fortenberry of Columbia.
Daniels-Castleberry Family Scholarship – Hailey Furlan of Bay St. Louis.
Coach Keith Daniels Memorial Scholarship – Carter Hankins of Purvis.
Hollie N. and William Davis Scholarship – Joseph Bass of Foxworth.
Delta Kappa Gamma Sigma Chapter Scholarship – Alexis Brooke Cooper of Carriere.
Jason Stone Dossett Memorial Nursing Scholarship – Logan Perniciaro of Diamondhead.
Estep Academic Scholarship – Taylor Crosby of Columbia.
Dr. West and Mrs. Dora Mae Estey Eagle Scout Scholarship – Samuel Glorioso of Carriere.
Mae Moody Galmiche Memorial Scholarship – Anna-Presley Penton of Orlando, Fla.
Arthur Moore and Jessie Mae Smith Gandy Scholarship – Christian Smith of Carriere.
Hancock County Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Shannon Beuhler and William Zimmerson, both of Bay St. Louis; Sarah Ladner and John Longo, both of Waveland; Victoria Lamy and Kevin Lichtenstein, both of Pearlington; Chris Eddenfield of Diamondhead and Ross Grisham of Kiln.
Hancock-Pearl River County Voiture Scholarship – Megan Whitworth of Poplarville.
Bruce Hankins Scholarship – Aaron Stuart of Purvis.
John C. Hardin Scholarshipo – Hannah Williamson of Hattieburg.
Francis and Joyce Herrin Scholarship – Krislyn Branford of Picayune.
William “Dub” Herring Scholarship – Adam Nicolosi of Purvis.
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Hill Dental Hygiene Scholarship – Heather Allred of d’Iberville, Courtney Cooper of Sumrall and Ami Delaune of Carriere.
Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship – Rusty Clark of Saucier.
Warren and Virginia Rawls Holden Memorial Scholarship – Katherine Mallini of Waveland.
Hope Haven Scholarship – Shantel Garcia and Sonnie Utecht, both of Carriere.
Dr. Benny and June Hornsby Vocational-Technical Scholarship – Kyle Peavey of Columbia.
Jessica Victoria House Memorial Scholarship – Jefrey McLelland of Hattiesburg.
John Houston Family Scholarship – Rachel Frierson of Carriere.
Betty Lou Courtney Memorial Scholarship – Terry Magee of Mt. Olive.
L.A. Hurst Endowed Scholarship – Bryant Hensleigh of Purvis.
Jacobs Facility Operating Service Scholarship – Thomas Tolar of Columbia and Louis Krause of Poplarville.
Eric “Poncho” James Wildcat Scholarship – Katherine Johnson of Tylertown and Chasity Ashe of Picayune.
Louis and Catherine Ladner Auto Mechanics Scholarship – John Aultman of Carriere and Desten Brock of Laplace, La.
Ken Langnecker Memorial Scholarship – Victoria Hines of Poplarville.
Berlon Lee Scholarship – Joshua Matthews of Pass Christian.
Virginia Mauldin Lowe Memorial Scholarship – Connor Scott Barry of Poplarville.
Dr. Thomas J. and Patricia Malone Family Honors Scholarship – John Cornish of Olive Branch and Amber Pineda of Hattiesburg.
Marion County Retired Teachers Scholarship – Anna Godwin of Foxworth.
Marion-Jefferson Davis County Alumni Chapter Scholarships – Kristen Brewer of Sandy Hook, Dalton Watts of Kokomo, Maria Fletcher, Alex Howart and Caitlin Hudson, all of Columbia.
Robert A. McArthur Memorial Scholarship – Christopher Borecki.
Larry McPhail Journalism Scholarship – Andrew Cayson Madden of Slidell, La.
Pamela McGill Memorial Scholarship – Tayla Ducre of Poplarville.
Mississippi Mud Pirates-“Stony” Gendusa Memorial Scholarship – Bridgett Michelle Orr of Poplarville.
Angelina Barbieri Navoy Memorial Scholarship – Bethany Berryman of Carriere.
Arthur B. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship – Ritchie Reed of Carriere.
Ray Patton Memorial Scholarship – Eusebio Medina of Oak Grove.
Pearl River Community College Foundation Scholarship – Austin Smith of Poplarville.
Pearl River County Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Taylor Blossman of Poplarville, Haleigh Durapau of Picayune and Keghan Odom of Carriere.
Pearl River County Homebuilders Scholarship – Dustin Castleberry of Carriere.
Pearl River Kennel Club Scholarship – Natalie McCormick of Picayune.
Picayune Kiwanis Club Scholarships – Drew Larsen of Picayune and Victoria Mattern of Carriere.
Picayune Lions Club Scholarships – Tiffani Wallace and Ashton Whitfield, both of Carriere.
James Horris and Minnie Rae Pigott Memorial Scholarship – Chasity Ashe of Picayune.
Poplarville First United Methodist Church-Etheridge Memorial Scholarship – Mallory Benoit of Poplarville.
Duane Raanes Family Scholarship – Drew Barras of Carriere.
Donald K. Robbins Memorial Scholarship – Allen Cowart of Pascagoula.
Clark and Lucy Robertson Memorial Scholarship – Katie Terry of Columbia.
Margaret Fairley Robers Memorial Scholarship – Marcia Jaye Carey of Poplarville.
Rotary Club of Hattiesburg – Milam Cotton Vocational Scholarship – Anretta Reid of Columbia.
Rotary Club of Poplarville Scholarships – Larke Bickham and Justus Owen, both of Poplarville.
Norman Rouse Memorial Scholarshipo – Amy Renee Fletcher of Carriere.
Coach John Russell Memorial Scholarship – Adam Smith of Pascagoula.
Raymond and Annelle Saucier Scholarship – Haylee Pierce of Columbia.
LaRue and Mary Jean Saulters Scholarship – Rebekah Broom of Columbia.
Leo W. Seal Jr. Memorial Scholarships – Bailee Brewer of Bay St. Louis, David Failla of Picayune and Emily Fleming of Carriere.
Lucy Prince Seal Memorial Scholarship – Erin Seal of Picayune.
David R. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Jared Smith of Poplarville.
Dolores Thomas and Martin T. Smith Scholarship – Lydia Howard of Poplarville.
Erlene McCarty Smith Arts Scholarship – William Houston McMahon of Hattieburg.
Michael Sprinkell Memorial Band Scholarship – Mallory Cumberland of Picayune.
St. Michaels Foundation Scholarships – Grisella Amado-Somerville and Richard Tyler Huber, both of Carriere; Kate Carrol and Gregory Ryan High, both of Hattiesburg; Carley Harrell, Casey Porter and Justin Saucier, all of Poplarville; Ashley B riggs of McNeill, Barbara Carroll of Collins, Michael McArthur of Columbia, Elih Mendenz of Picayune and Angel Warden of Wiggins.
Annelle Steele Memorial Scholarship – Kelsey Nicole Jenkins and Nathan Dewayne Stuart, both of Purvis.
Dewayne Stuckey Scholarship – Nicholas Kinlaw of Foxworth.
R.E.L. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship – Rebecca Armstrong of Foxworth.
Daphne Delphine Tate Memorial Scholarship – Megan Morales of Picayune.
Henry “Rudy” and Carolyn Smith Thomas Memorial Scholarship – Kelly Rigney of Poplarville.
Jean Baughman Wessel Scholarship – Shelby Sampson of Carriere.
Hugh and Juanita White Nursing Scholarships – Colton Anthony Pittman and Haley Drew Smith, both of Columbia.
Cary and Ann Williams Scholarship – Kurt Jarrell of Tylertown.
Williams Family Scholarship – Blake Lincoln of Bay St. Louis and Caitline Warner of Poplarville.
Recipients of the St. Michaels Foundation Scholarships at Pearl River Community College attended the annual Scholarship Donor Dinner with foundation board members. They are, seated from left, Justin Saucier of Poplarville, Barbara Carroll of Collins, Ashley Briggs of McNeill, Carley Harrell and Casey Porter, both of Poplarville; standing, donor representatives Dr. Bob Escudero and John Houston, Michael McArthur of Columbia, Katie Carroll of Hattiesburg, Angel Warden of Wiggins and Richard Tyler Huber of Carriere. Not pictured are Grisella Amado-Somerville of Carriere, Gregory Ryan High of Hattiesburg and Elih Mendez of Picayune.
PRCC Public Relations photo