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Pearl River student awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cook Scholarship


HATTIESBURG, Miss. — 
Pearl River Community College student Savannah Barnes is being recognized for her excellence in the classroom as the recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cook Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Through this community college transfer scholarship, the JKC Foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer to some of the top four-year institutions in the country to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Women pack into 11th health symposium

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College celebrated mothers, daughters and sisters Saturday, Jan. 28, at the 11th annual Women’s Health Symposium.
  “Today is about you,” guest speaker Linda Larsen said. “You don’t get the credit you deserve. But today you will.”
  The day provided approximately 500 women valuable health information and screenings, shopping and entertainment, lunch and words of humor and wisdom from Larsen.
  Joy and happiness are healthier than their opposites and individuals control the way events affect them, she said.

Cheer clinic is Sunday

  POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College cheerleaders will host a cheer clinic for juniors and seniors in high school from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at White Coliseum.
  The clinic will feature coaches who teach SEC cheerleading skills, focusing on stunting, tumbling and tryout requirements.
  Students who attend must bring with them a signed PRCC Athletic Waiver. The waiver can be downloaded from the PRCC website, www.prcc.edu. Click on athletics, then cheerleading and scroll down under the Cheerleading Tryouts notice.

Forrest County Center reopening

  Classes at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College will resume Tuesday following restoration of electrical service.
  The center was closed Monday after power was disrupted by the tornado that hit Hattiesburg on Saturday.

Donate to tornado relief at Wellness Center

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is collecting relief supplies to be delivered to victims of the Jan. 21 tornado in Hattiesburg and Petal.
  Donations can be made at the Wellness Center on the Poplarville campus.
  Requested items include non-perishable food, manual can openers, plastic food containers and zipper bags, diapers, wipes, formula, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair combs and brushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, bottled water, sports drinks, pet food and supplies.

Forrest County Center classes cancelled

  HATTIESBURG – Classes at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center on Highway 49 have been cancelled for Monday due to the uncertainty of the power situation on the campus as the result of Saturday’s tornado.
  “Mississippi Power is uncertain as to whether we would have power or not, so we have made the decision to go ahead and cancel classes for Monday and resume on Tuesday,” said PRCC President William Lewis.
   Classes on PRCC’s main campus in Poplarville and Hancock Center in Waveland will meet as usual on Monday.
          

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PRCC designated Military Friendly

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recently was notified that it has been designated a Military Friendly® school.
  The designation, awarded by Victory Media, recognizes higher education institutions for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.
  PRCC has provided service to more than 200 students who receive veterans education benefits in 2016-17, said Gloria Wasmund, VA Certifying Official.

New automotive equipment installed

A crew from Hunter Engineering Co. installs an alignment rack in the Pearl River Community College automotive technology shop on the Poplarville campus. The rack, which was made in Mississippi, will  lift longer and heavier vehicles than the one it replaced, instructor Austin Barrett said.
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Counselor's Day

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Counselor's Day

Electrical course set for Jefferson Davis County

  Pearl River Community College is offering an electrical course at the Jeff Davis VocTech Center in Carson.
  The course will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights from Feb. 1 through March 29 and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights from April 4  through June 29. Cost is $250. The course will allow students to apply for NCCER credentials in core curriculum and Level 1 electrical.

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