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Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Lady Wildcat standout Dawson nabs All-American honorable mention honors
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College freshman pitcher-infielder Megan Dawson of New Orleans has received honorable mention status on the 2003 NJCAA All-American squad for the 2003 season...more
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Groundbreaking held for PRCC Chapel 
POPLARVILLE - The groundbreaking ceremony held today for the new Pearl River  Community College chapel officially launched the construction of the new 4,233 square-foot building on the main campus.  After 16 months of fundraising, the school collected the $700,000 necessary to complete the project...more
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
PRCC graduation ceremony Friday morning
POPLARVILLE - Some 140 Pearl River Community College students will graduate Friday morning during commencement exercises on the Poplarville campus...more
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
PRCC’s Tapper signs with Midwestern State
Wildcat QB to reunite with former Belhaven mentor Norman Joseph at Wichita, Tex., Division II university
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College quarterback Garrett Tapper has signed a grant-in-aid scholarship with Midwestern State, a Division II university in Wichita Falls, Tex...more
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
PRCC chapel groundbreaking July 30
POPLARVILLE - Sixteen months after launching a $700,000 fund-raising campaign to build a chapel on its main campus, Pearl River Community College officials are ready to break ground on the 4,233 square-foot facility...more
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Ginn calls chapel campaign a ‘great task’
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College alumnus James R. Ginn, who recently retired as executive vice-president of Hancock Bank, has led or participated in countless business, civic and philanthropic initiatives...more
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
PRCC ranked 19th in NJCAA 2003 preseason football poll
Five MACJC teams grab pollsters' attention with Rangers leading the way with a No. 3 national preseason ranking
POPLARVILLE   Three Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) football teams are ranked in the NJCAA's 2003 preseason football top 25 poll...more
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Vocational-technical conference Tuesday at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is sponsoring its third annual district-wide Vocational-Technical Division Conference Tuesday in the Moody Hall Auditorium on the Poplarville campus...more
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
PRCC's orientation session draws record numbers 
POPLARVILLE - This month's orientation and early registration for new students at Pearl River Community College produced the largest crowd ever for the summer session, according to school officials...more
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
PRCC names Gandy director of recruitment
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Barbara Taylor Gandy, a member of Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Development staff the last seven years, has been named the new Director of Recruitment and Orientation at PRCC...more
Wednesday, July 2, 2003
New student orientation set July 8-11 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Orientation and early registration for new students planning to attend classes on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College the 2003 fall semester is set for July 8-11 on the PRCC campus...more
Friday, June 27, 2003
PRCC offering two new programs this year
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will be offering two new technical  rograms next school year that school officials believe will help satisfy a demand in the workforce...more
Thursday, June 19, 2003
Pearl River football staff coaching in Bayou Bowl all-star game Sat.
Hatten, staff in Baytown, Tex., this week helping out in Texas-Louisiana high school all-star game
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College head football coach Tim Hatten and three of his assistants are in Baytown, Tex., this week for preparations for Saturday’s first-annual Bayou Bowl all-star game, which pits graduating high school seniors from Texas matched against Louisiana...more
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Student Center expansion underway at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Work is underway on Pearl River Community College’s $2.2 million renovation and expansion to the Student Center on the Poplarville campus to keep pace with the school’s expanding student population...more
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
PRCC chapel campaign features two golf marathons
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is only some $25,000 from reaching its $700,000 goal to build a chapel on its main campus and school officials hope two Chapel Campaign Golf Marathons scheduled this summer will push the project over the top...more
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Courage to Teach program accepting applications
POPLARVILLE - This fall Mississippi Courage to Teach (CTT) will begin its second  wo-year retreat program for teachers, counselors, and administrators...more
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
PRCC names Breerwood dean of student affairs
POPLARVILLE - Adam Breerwood, a Pearl River Community College alumnus and Bay St. Louis native, has been named the new Dean of Student Affairs at PRCC...more
Monday, June 9, 2003
PRCC announces Dean’s List for spring
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its Dean’s List for the 2003 spring semester. Dean’s List students must have a 3.4 grade-point average...more
Monday, June 9, 2003
PRCC announces President’s List for spring
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its President’s List for the 2003 spring semester. President’s List students must have all A’s or a 4.0 grade-point average...more
Thursday, June 5, 2003
Three ’Cats picked in 2003 MLB draft 
Royals nab Tisone in 19th round, Padres pick Catalano in 32nd, Hughes goes with Pirates in 50th 
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College boasts three standout baseball players that were selected in this week’s Major League Baseball draft...more
Friday, May 30, 2003
PRCC’s Hammill retires after 34 years
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Miller Hammill has spent nearly 43 years in education, 34 of them at Pearl River Community College, and the last 28 as PRCC’s dean of student affairs...more
Thursday, May 29, 2003
PRCC offering dance classes this summer
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is offering summer dance classes at the school’s Wellness Center, beginning June 3 and running through July 8...more
Thursday, May 29, 2003
PRCC OTA program graduates 5
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant  program recently pinned five graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Thursday, May 29, 2003
PRCC Dental Hygiene program graduates 16
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Dental Hygiene program recently pinned 16 graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Friday, May 16, 2003
Ginn advises PRCC graduates to reach their potential
POPLARVILLE - Hancock Bank executive vice-president James Ginn’s message Friday to graduates of Pearl River Community College in M.R. White Coliseum was  “be all that you can be...more
Friday, May 16, 2003
PRCC graduates some 400 in spring commencement
POPLARVILLE - During Pearl River Community College's 93rd commencement exercises Friday in M.R. White Coliseum, approximately 400 students received their degrees in  ither Applied Science, Associate in Arts, or Certificates of Proficiency...more
Friday, May 16, 2003
PRCC Associate Degree Nursing graduation pins 42 
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College's Department of Associate Degree  ursing recently held its mid-year graduation and pinning ceremony with 42 graduates receiving formal recognition...more
Friday, May 16, 2003
PRCC sets three baseball camps during June
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College will host three different
baseball camps during June, according to head coach Jay Artigues...more
Friday, May 16, 2003
Pearl River baseball tryouts set May 19
POPLARVILLE  Pearl River Community College will hold tryouts for its
2004 Wildcat baseball team Monday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. here in
Wildcat Stadium...more
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Itawamba whops River 14-3 to wrap up Wildcats' 2003 season at regionals
Defending champ Wildcats' second Saturday game falls short of
berth in championship round
FULTON   Pearl River Community College's hopes of a repeat as Region XXIII
champions ended abruptly here Saturday in the regional tournament, as the host Itawamba Indians pulled off a convincing 14-3 win to end the Wildcats' season at 38-13...more
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Itawamba wins 11-inning marathon 6-5 over PRCC in Region XXIII Tourney
Defending regional champ Wildcats now eye uphill climb to repeat
FULTON  Pearl River Community College's hopes of a repeat as Region XXIII
champions hit a big stumbling block here Friday in the regional tournament, as the host Itawamba Indians won an 11-inning marathon 6-5 to push the Wildcats into the losers' bracket...more
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Defending champ Pearl River whallops Northwest 10-3 to open Region XXIII Tournament
Hughes, Gros homer to pace 'Cats' nine-hit effort;
Butler strikes out eight in six innings of relief
FULTON   Pearl River Community College's hopes of a repeat as Region XXIII
champions got off to a big start here Thursday, as the Wildcats bombed the
Northwest Mississippi Rangers 10-3 in opening-round action of the regional Division II tournament here Thursday on the Itawamba campus...more
Friday, May 9, 2003
Defending champ Pearl River whallops Northwest 10-3 to open Region XXIII Tournament
Hughes, Gros homer to pace 'Cats' nine-hit effort;
Butler strikes out eight in six innings of relief
FULTON   Pearl River Community College's hopes of a repeat as Region XXIII
champions got off to a big start here Thursday, as the Wildcats bombed the
Northwest Mississippi Rangers 10-3 in opening-round action of the regional Division II tournament here Thursday on the Itawamba campus...more
Thursday, May 8, 2003
PRCC faculty, staff honored at reception
POPLARVILLE – Retirees, faculty, and staff of Pearl River Community
College were recently honored with an appreciation dinner, hosted by the
PRCC Development Foundation and PRCC President William Lewis...more
Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Wildcats fall into MACJC losers' bracket following 10-5 defeat to Itawamba
Nationally-ranked Indians go up early in first-round victory; 
ICC's Faulkner, PRCC's Drake belt grand slam home runs
MERIDIAN   Pearl River Community College now eyes an uphill battle in its quest to win the 2003 MACJC state baseball championship after Itawamba handed the Wildcats a 10-5 loss here Thursday in first-round state tournament action...more
Wednesday, May 7, 2003
POPLARVILLE  Pearl River Community College begins its defense of its regional championship Thursday when the third-seeded Wildcats take on the fourth-seeded Northwest Rangers to kickoff the 2003 Region XXIII Tournament at Itawamba in Fulton...more
Monday, May 5, 2003
Wildcats bounce back with 16-2 blow out over Holmes in MACJC Tournament
PRCC earns spot in state semi-finals with six-inning victory over Indians; 
takes on Meridian-Itawamba winner Saturday at 4 p.m.
MERIDIAN   Pearl River Community College earned a spot in the MACJC baseball
semi-finals here Friday with a 16-2 blow out over Holmes...more
Monday, May 5, 2003
Gulf Coast wins 10-9 marathon to send PRCC packing in State Tournament
Arch-rival Bulldogs score game-winning run off Wildcat error
MERIDIAN  Pearl River Community College's hopes of a 2003 state baseball
championship vanished here Saturday, as arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast cashed in on a 12th-inning Wildcat error to take a 10-9 victory in the semi-finals of the MACJC State Tournament...more