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The Pearl River Community College Singers pose in front of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Bromley Parish Church, in Bromley, England in the southern suburbs of London. The church was originally built in the 1500's and all but the bell tower was leveled by bombs during World War II. The Singers include from left: Front row - Becky Barber of Oloh, Leslie Carlisle of Lumberton, LeaAnn Aultman of Hattiesburg, Lauren Hamilton of Purvis, Angela Silcio of Carriere, Nicole Gwaltney of Hattiesburg, DJ Williams of Lumberton, Lauren McLeod of Lucedale, Leigh Ann McMahon of Purvis, Rebecca Spencer of Carriere, and Janet Kennedy, choir director for Poplarville High School. Back Row- Conductor Mark
Malone, Pianist Hope Drummond of Carriere, PRCC alumnus Adam Disbrow of Columbia, Kent Lucas of Columbia, Alex Wagner of Columbia, Keith Dewease of Purvis, Brian Flanner of Purvis, Brandon Kirk of Poplarville, Josh Lumpkin of Picayune, Mark Holcomb of Lumberton, and Nick Perniciaro of Bay St. Louis.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Nationally-ranked Wildcats open 2004 season Thursday against Itawamba
Defending state champions face formidable foe in Indians

POPLARVILLE — Eleven NJCAA preseason All-Americans will hit the field Thursday when nationally-ranked Pearl River begins its defense of its first MACJC state football championship in over a quarter of a century Thursday when Itawamba’s Indians visit Dobie Holden Stadium both teams’ 2004 season opener...more
Monday, August 30, 2004
Hinds bombs scoreless Pearl River with season-opening soccer sweep
Defending state-region champion Wildcats shut out 3-0,
Lady ’Cats blitzed by defending women’s champs 6-0
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College officially opened its 2004 women’s and men’s soccer seasons here Saturday under new head coach Patrick Hayes, but visiting Hinds wasn’t a very gracious visitor as the Eagles and Lady Eagles blanked the hosts 3-0 and 6-0...more
Monday, August 30, 2004
PRCC hosting national disc golf tournament
POPLARVILLE - Some 120 disc golf players are expected to compete in the 2004 Southern National Championships at Pearl River Community College’s Wildcat Trace course over the Labor Day weekend...more
Friday, August 27, 2004
PRCC football games to air live on world-wide Web
POPLARVILLE - For the first time in school history, live radio broadcasts of Pearl River Community College football games this season can be heard on the world wide Web, via the PRCC web site...more
Friday, August 27, 2004
Fall enrollment at PRCC reaches record levels
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College officials announced today that the 2004 fall semester enrollment is the largest in the school’s 94-year history...more
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Prentiss’ McGowan to suit up in Prentiss alum’s No. 18 in 2003
PRCC DB cited by coaching staff with Juan Mariner honor
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River sophomore defensive back Julian McGowan of Prentiss has been selected by the Wildcat coaching staff to wear a special jersey during the 2004 season...more
Monday, August 23, 2004
Meet the Wildcats set for Thursday
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s annual “Meet the Wildcats Night” is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 26) in Dobie Holden Stadium...more
Friday, August 20, 2004
Late registration continues through Tuesday at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Late registration for the fall semester continues Monday and Tuesday at Pearl River Community College...more
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Hughes inks with Devil Rays
Former Wildcat slugger opts for MLB over Ole Miss
POPLARVILLE — Former Pearl River Community College All-American slugger Rhyne Hughes of Picayune High signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Tuesday.
Hughes, who signed with the Ole Miss Rebels in January, was selected in the eighth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by Tampa Bay in June. He led the nation in home runs with 18 this past season and was the 225th overall pick in the first round of the MLB annual draft...more
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
PRCC names Jessica Olson tennis coach
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has named Jessica F. Olson its new men’s and women’s tennis coach, replacing longtime coach Camille Soulier, who resigned last spring to focus on her teaching responsibilities at the school...more
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Repeat fever abounds for Wildcat soccer
Hayes optimistic about Wildcats’ and Lady Wildcats’ chances in 2004
POPLARVILLE ­ New coaching blood sets the stage for Pearl River Community College women’s and men’s soccer in 2004, as Patrick Hayes takes over the two programs which have seen only one mentor in their five-year existence...more
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Miller, Mooney new recruiters at Pearl River CC
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College graduates Jessica Lindsey Miller and Candace Brooke Mooney are the new recruiters at PRCC...more
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Richard Mathis named new PRCC AD
POPLARVILLE - Veteran basketball coach Richard Mathis has been named the new athletic director at Pearl River Community College...more
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
PRCC fall registration begins next week
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College officially kicks off a new school year next week when faculty and professional staff members return to campus.
    Registration activities begin this week, starting Wednesday in Hancock County with student registration from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Coast Inn and Suites at the corner of U.S. 90 and Highway 603...more
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
PRCC Surgical Tech graduates 18
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Surgical Technology program recently pinned 18 graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Friday, August 6, 2004
Reserved football tickets on sale now at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Reserved season football tickets are now on sale at Pearl River Community College...more
Thursday, August 5, 2004
PRCC Medical Lab graduates 6
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology  program recently pinned six graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Wednesday, August 4, 2004
State champ Wildcats kick off preseason practice Monday 
Wildcats enter season at No. 5 in NJCAA preseason poll 
POPLARVILLE — Nationally-ranked Pearl River Community College officially begins its defense of its 2003 MACJC state football crown — its first in over a quarter of a century — this Monday some 70 Wildcat prospects arrive on campus for the start up of 2004 preseason drills. 
Tuesday, August 3, 2004
PRCC graduates 130 in summer commencement
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College graduated 130 career-technical students this July at its summer commencement held in M.R. White Coliseum.  Approximately 800 friends and family watched as the graduates received their degrees in Applied Science and Certificates of Proficiency...more
Thursday, July 29, 2004
PRCC offering EMT training classes
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Development
Center is offering two Emergency Medical Technician classes in September
in the new Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center...more
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
PRCC’s Brackins cops first-team honors on NJCAA preseason All-American list
Carter, Coleman, Smith, and Steube grab honorable mention status
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River wide receiver Larry Brackins has been named to 
the NJCAA’s 2004 preseason All-American first team offense, while four other Wildcat players from last year’s MACJC championship squad have earned honorable mention accolades...more
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Charles Speed new MACJC Trustees president
POPLARVILLE - Charles Speed calls his 40 years of service as a member of the Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees “one of the most satisfying things I have ever done in my life...more
Monday, July 26, 2004
PRCC graduation ceremony Friday morning
POPLARVILLE - Some 120 Pearl River Community College students will graduate Friday morning during commencement exercises on the Poplarville campus...more
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Olivia Bender’s death shocks PRCC family


Miss Levy stands in front of the  Olivia Bender Cafeteria.   Pearl River Community College named the cafeteria in her honor in 2000.
 

POPLARVILLE - Olivia “Levy” Bender, 75, a cafeteria worker at Pearl River Community College for 55 years, died Monday morning at Forrest General Hospital...more


Thursday, July 22, 2004
Career-technical conference July 27 at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is sponsoring its fourth annual istrict-wide Career-Technical Division Conference on Tuesday, July 27, in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria on the Poplarville campus...more
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
PRCC's Kendrick cops highest Juco honor
Ole Miss-bound All-American chosen NJCAA Male Athlete of the Year
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College football All-American Larry 
Kendrick can now add the NJCAA highest award to his long list of  accolades. The wide receiver-defensive back has been named the NJCAA  David Rowlands Male Student Athlete of the Year for the 2003-2004 school year,  marking the third time an athlete from the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges league has won the award which was started in  1992-1993...more
Friday, July 16, 2004
PRCC names Hayes men’s, women’s soccer coach
POPLARVILLE - Patrick Edward Hayes, an Ocean Springs native, is the new head soccer coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Pearl River Community College...more
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
MACJC grid champ Pearl River enters fall
ranked No. 5 in NJCAA preseason poll
Six state teams attract attention of 2004 pollsters led by perennial 
powerhouse Northwest ranked at No. 2
POPLARVILLE — The defending MACJC state champ Pearl River Wildcats will
enter the 2004 season with a No. 5 national ranking after finishing 
fourth in last year’s final NJCAA poll...more
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
MACJC grid champ Pearl River enters fall ranked 
No. 5 in NJCAA preseason poll
Six state teams attract attention of 2004 pollsters led by perennial 
powerhouse Northwest ranked at No. 2
POPLARVILLE — The defending MACJC state champ Pearl River Wildcats will 
enter the 2004 season with a No. 5 national ranking after finishing fourth in last year’s final NJCAA poll...more
Tuesday, July 6, 2004
PRCC Workforce Development hosts computer camp
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Development
Center recently conducted a computer camp for children, ages 8-10...more
Thursday, July 1, 2004
PRCC Radiological Tech program graduates 15
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Medical Radiological Technology program recently pinned 15 graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
New student orientation set July 20-23 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Orientation and early registration for new students planning to attend classes on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College the 2004 fall semester is set for July 20-23 on the PRCC campus...more
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Pearl River’s Hughes, Riser, and Royals cop All-MACJC, 
All-Region first-team honors
Wildcats’ Artigues 2003 MACJC ‘Coach of the Year;’ Hartel, Butler, 
Lovdahl earn All-State second-team accolades
POPLARVILLE — Three members of Pearl River Community College’s 2004 state championship baseball team have been named to the All-MACJC and All-Region 23 first-team honors, while three others copped All-State second-team accolades...more
Thursday, June 24, 2004
PRCC OTA program graduates 13
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant  program recently pinned 13 graduates in a ceremony in the Allied Health Center on the Forrest County Campus...more
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
PRCC hosting Adult Education conference
HATTIESBURG - More than 300 educators will be on hand this week for the 2004 Summer Adult Education Regional Conference, hosted by Pearl River Community College, on Thursday and Friday at the Lake Terrace Convention Center...more
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Becky Askew new district governor for Rotary Clubs
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Becky Askew, chief planning officer at Pearl River Community College, is excited as she prepares to begin her role as District Governor of District 6840 for Rotary International for the club year 2004-05...more
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Hughes’ summer baseball action includes trip to China
Pearl River All-American, Devil Ray draft pick
heads into wooden bat league in Duluth, Minn.
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College slugger Rhyne Hughes didn’t 
have much time to relish his “hometown hero” status after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and earning NJCAA All-American honors in a span of less than a week...more
Monday, June 21, 2004
Pearl River Singers perform European concert
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Singers recently made their 
third European Concert trip to the United Kingdom. Conducted by Director of Choral Music, Dr. Mark Malone, the Concert Choir presented recitals last month in three of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom...more
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Lady ’Cats ink Goula’s Prisock
POPLARVILLE — Pascagoula High School standout softball pitcher Heather 
Prisock has signed on with the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats for the 2005 season...more
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
PRCC’s Hughes grabs first-team NJCAA All-American honors
POPLARVILLE — MACJC state champion Pearl River Community College slugger 
Rhyne Hughes has been named an NJCAA Division II first-team All-American for the 2004 season as an outfielder...more
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Devil Rays draft PRCC slugger Rhyne Hughes in eighth round
Wildcats Royals, Rodriguez, Bass also picked in MLB draft
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College slugger Rhyne Hughes of Picayune High was selected in the eighth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays...more
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
PRCC soccer coach Breerwood steps down
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Adam Breerwood is stepping down as men’s and women’s
soccer coach at Pearl River Community College to devote full time to his position as Dean of Student Affairs at the two-year college...more
Thursday, June 4, 2004
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
Thursday, June 4, 2004
Pearl River Community College Dean’s list
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its Dean’s lists for the 2004 Spring Semester. Students making the Dean’s list achieved a 3.4 GPA or higher...more
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
State champ Warriors’ Hogue inks with state champ Wildcats
POPLARVILLE — Grant Hogue, center fielder for the MHSAA 5A state champion Oak Grove Warriors, has signed a grant-in-aid scholarship with MACJC state champion Pearl River Community College for the 2005 season...more
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Pearl River Community College President’s list
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its President’s list for the 2004 Spring Semester. Students making the President’s list achieved a 4.0 grade-point-average...more