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February
 
POPLARVILLE - Sophomores Erin Kathryn Fortenberry and Zachary Forrest Polk of Prentiss are Mr. and Miss Pearl River Community College for the 2004-05 school year following recent elections held on campus.
 

Monday, February 28, 2005
PRCC swept by Palm Beach, host Pensacola in tourney
Nationally-ranked Wildcats even at 3-3 after pair of weekend losses

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Defending MACJC state baseball champion Pearl River saw its overall record even up at 3-3 after suffering two setbacks Saturday here in the Pensacola Junior College Tournament...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
Lady Wildcats can Hinds twice and ICC 
to claim tournament along with Bishop
Host PRCC goes undefeated in ‘Spring Fling’ Saturday
HATTIESBURG — The host Pearl River Lady Wildcats defeated Itawamba sandwiched between two victories over Hinds here Saturday to win one of two brackets in their rain-shortened Spring Fling Tournament played at the Timberton Complex on the William Carey College campus...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
PRCC team wins national title
The String of Pearls were awarded the 2005 College Division National 
Champions for the highest overall score in the college division last month 
in the American All-Star United States Dance/Drill Team Championship 
in New Orleans...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
Williams, receive HEADWAE honors for PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Marketing instructor Carol Williams and sophomore student Lauren B. Richards of  Hattiesburg represented Pearl River Community College recently as HEADWAE’s 2004-05 student and educator of the year...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
Wildcats snatch third seed in MACJC Tournament
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats have a shot at “three-peating” as MACJC state hoops champions after disposing of East Central 77-54 to wrap up the 2004-
2005 regular season here Thursday in M.R. White Coliseum...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
Pearl River tennis teams swept by Jones
ELLISVILLE — Pearl River’s women’s and men’s tennis teams were swept by Jones here Thursday with the Lady Wildcats losing 2-7 and the Wildcats falling 1-8.
Here are the results of the PRCC-JCJC match ups...more
Monday, February 28, 2005
Wildcats snatch third seed in MACJC Tournament with 77-54 win over ECCC
Lady’Cats wrap regular season with 56-55 win over Lady Warriors
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats have a shot at “three-peating” as MACJC state hoops champions after disposing of East Central 77-54 to wrap up the 2004-
2005 regular season here Thursday in M.R. White Coliseum...more
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Community Colleges converge on capitol
Pearl River Community College faculty, along with other community colleges from across Mississippi, traveled to the Capitol this Tuesday to deliver thousands of letters written by instructors and students to remind state leaders of the vital role community colleges fill in the state and to ask for fairness in the state's education budget...more
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
PRCC’s ‘Spring Fling Tournament’ set Friday, Saturday at Timberton
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s Lady Wildcat softball team 
will hosts its annual “Spring Fling Tournament” Friday and Saturday at the Timberton Complex off Highway 11 south in Hattiesburg...more
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
PRCC tennis splits with Holmes
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s tennis teams split with Holmes Feb. 22 with the Lady Wildcats taking an 8-1 victory, while the Wildcats were defeated 3-5...more
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
PRCC splits in Mobile ’Cat Fight
Lady Wildcats shut out in opener of doubleheader, 
but bounce back with 11-5 blowout with Bishop’s Lady ’Cats
MOBILE, Ala. — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcat softball squad picked up their first 
loss of the 2005 season with a 5-0 shutout to Bishop State CC in the first game of a doubleheader here Tuesday, but bounced back with an 11-5 blowout over the host Lady ’Cats to improve to 3-1 overall...more
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Co-Lin sweeps Pearl River
Wildcats remain in post-season hunt despite 85-78 OT setback;
Lady Wolves’ second-half effort bombs Lady Wildcats 79-55
WESSON — Defending MACJC men’s state champ Pearl River remains in the post-season tournament derby despite losing 85-78 in overtime to Copiah-Lincoln...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
PRCC selects freshman, sophomore class favorites
POPLARVILLE - Twelve Pearl River Community College students were elected class favorites for the 2004-05 school year following recent elections on campus...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
Fortenberry, Polk elected Mr. & Miss PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Sophomores Erin Kathryn Fortenberry and Zachary Forrest Polk 
of Prentiss are Mr. and Miss Pearl River Community College for the 2004-05 school year following recent elections held on campus...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
Teacher Retreats Offered at PRCC
Mississippi Courage to Teach, a retreat program facilitated by Pearl River Community College instructor and veteran teacher Dr. Susan Nodurft, is offering two weekend “sampler” retreats at Swallow Fork in Poplarville. The first retreat will be held March 4-6 and the second April 29-May 1. Both retreats, which begin at 6 pm on Friday and end at noon on Sunday, are currently open to teachers of all grade levels, counselors, and administrators...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
Lady Wildcats fall to Hinds 1-8 in tennis
RAYMOND — Pearl River Community College women’s tennis team fell to Hinds 1-8 here Saturday...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
Nationally-ranked Wildcats 3-1 after sweep, split with Bossier
PRCC opens with 4-3, 5-3 wins; splits with Cavs Saturday
POPLARVILLE — Defending MACJC state baseball champion Pearl River is 3-1 after its pair of season-opening doubleheaders with Bossier Parish CC Friday and Saturday...more
Monday, February 21, 2005
PRCC sweeps Lady Lions in 2005 softball openers
Freshman hurler Brittany Johnson picks up both victories
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s Lady Wildcats opened their 2005 MACJC softball schedule in grand style here Thursday, sweeping East Mississippi 5-2 and 6-3 in Lady Wildcat Stadium...more
Friday, February 18, 2005
PRCC splits with Perk
Wildcats remain in post-season hunt with 91-84 win over rival Bulldogs;
Lady Wildcats drop to 5-7 in division with 82-67 road loss to Lady’Dogs
PERKINSTON — Pearl River split with arch rival Mississippi Gulf Coast here Thursday in men’s and women’s MACJC South Division basketball action...more
Friday, February 18, 2005
PRCC dental hygiene program hosting open house
HATTIESBURG - The Dental Hygiene Department at Pearl River Community College is having an open house-information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in the Allied Health Building at the Forrest County Center...more
Friday, February 18, 2005
Fortenberry, Polk elected Mr. & Miss PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Sophomores Erin Kathryn Fortenberry and Zachary Forrest Polk 
of Prentiss are Mr. and Miss Pearl River Community College for the 2004-05 school year following recent elections held on campus...more
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Foundation honors PRCC’s Tim Hatten, William Lewis
POPLARVILLE - The All-American Football Foundation celebrates its 12th birthday this year and kicked off its national recognition program with the 67th annual Banquet of Champions Tuesday at the Grand Casino Hotel in Biloxi...more
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Lady Wildcat tennis undefeated at 2-0; Wildcats in search of elusive victory
PRCC women bash Hinds, Gulf Coast by 6-3 scores; men 7-2, 3-0 losers
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College women’s and men’s tennis kicked off its 2005 season with new blood at its helm in head coach Jessica Olson...more
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
PRCC begins quest for MACJC baseball title ‘repeat’ Friday at home
Artigues says MACJC South Division up for grabs in 2005
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Wildcats begin their quest for a “repeat” as MACJC state baseball champions Friday when Bossier Parish CC (La.) visits for a 2 p.m. twin bill in Wildcat Stadium...more
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
PRCC splits with Southwest
Bears’ sharp-shooting KOs ’Cats 81-63 in key division showdown;
Lady Wildcats take 75-67 come-from-behind victory on road
SUMMIT — Pearl River split with Southwest Mississippi here Monday in men’s 
and women’s MACJC South Division basketball action with the Wildcats were blown out 81-63 thanks to a sharp-shooting Bear squad, while the Lady Wildcats took a 75-67 come-from-behind victory...more
Monday, February 14, 2005
PRCC softball season opens Thursday at home
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College women’s softball coach Leigh White feels confident about her 2005 team as the Lady Wildcats prepare to open their season Thursday at home against East Mississippi Community College in a doubleheader...more
Monday, February 14, 2005
Forty-three schools enter Mississippi Showchoir Contest
POPLARVILLE – Dazzling dancers and serious singers converged at Pearl River Community College this weekend for the 19th annual Mississippi Showchoir Contest sponsored by the Pearl River Community College Choral Department...more
Friday, February 11, 2005
PRCC offering business seminar
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Small Business Resource Center is sponsoring a one-day small business seminar from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at The Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park...more
Friday, February 11, 2005
Pearl River sweeps Hinds
Wildcats avenge Jan. 18's two-point road loss with 75-54 blowout over Bulldogs; 
Lady ’Cats take lopsided 69-47 victory
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River swept Hinds in men’s and women’s MACJC South Division basketball action here Thursday with the Wildcats avenging their Jan. 18 two-point road loss to the Bulldogs with a 75-54 blowout, while the Lady ’Cats 
pounded their visitors 69-47...more
Friday, February 11, 2005
PRCC offering OSHA workshop
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College is offering a free OSHA-funded two-day workshop on the OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems for small and medium sized employers...more
Friday, February 11, 2005
English instructor Williamson named faculty scholar
Justin Williamson, Pearl River Community College English instructor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, has been nominated a 2005 Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar. This program aims at acknowledging, rewarding, and training PTK advisors who have demonstrated commitment to and excellence in their respective academic disciplines...more
Friday, February 11, 2005
Ruth Bush Lobdell Scholarship awarded
POPLARVILLE ­ Pearl River Community College student Beverly Ann Brooks, 23, a graduate of Bellevue Christian Academy in Hattiesburg and a resident of Oak Grove, will be heading to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this fall after receiving a scholarship for approximately $64,500...more
Monday, February 7, 2005
PRCC splits with Meridian
Lady Wildcats get back on winning track with 94-88 OT win;
Wildcats blow 10-point halftime lead to fall 91-90 to Eagles
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River split with Meridian in women’s and men’s MACJC South Division basketball action here Monday in M.R. White Coliseum...more
Monday, February 7, 2005
PRCC offering computer skills training
COLUMBIA - Pearl River Community College is offering several computer skills training classes, starting this month at the Workforce Development Center’s new Computer Lab in downtown Columbia...more
Friday, February 4, 2005
PRCC business center will offer training seminars
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Small Business Resource Center stands ready to provide advice and assistance to existing or prospective small business entrepreneurs...more
Friday, February 4, 2005
Jones sweeps River
Bobcat squads pull off double sweep over Wildcats in 2004-2005
ELLISVILLE — Jones Junior College swept Pearl River in men’s and women’s MACJC South Division basketball for the second time this season here Thursday with the Bobcats taking an 83-70 victory and the Lady Wildcats falling 57-49...more
Friday, February 4, 2005
Who's Who list features 70 PRCC students 
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its list of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges for the 2004-2005 school year.
Seventy students were selected by a committee of department chairs after being nominated by the PRCC faculty.  Who's Who students were evaluated on scholastic standing, service to the community, leadership in extra curricular activities, and future potential...more
Friday, February 4, 2005
Ruth Bush Lobdell Scholarship awarded
POPLARVILLE ­ Pearl River Community College student Beverly Ann Brooks, 23, a graduate of Bellevue Christian Academy in Hattiesburg and a resident of Oak Grove, will be heading to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this fall after receiving a scholarship for approximately $64,500...more
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Wildcats ink 22 prep standouts on National Signing Day Wed.
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s defending national and state championship football squad signed 22 high school stand outs to letters of intent Wednesday on National Signing Day...more
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
22 Wildcats ink senior college pacts
POPLARVILLE — Nineteen members of Pearl River Community College’s national and state championship football squad signed scholarships with senior colleges here Wednesday on National Signing Day...more
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Pearl River inks nine Oak Grove soccer standouts
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College has signed nine soccer standouts from Oak Grove High School to grant-in-aid scholarships for the 2005 season, says PRCC men's and women's head coach Patrick Hayes...more
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
PRCC splits with East Central
Wildcats bomb Warriors 90-71; Lady ’Cats drop third straight
DECATUR — Pearl River’s Wildcats remain in the thick of the MACJC post-season playoff hunt by bombing East Central 90-71 here Monday, while the Lady Wildcats dropped their third straight contest with a 64-51 setback to the Lady Warriors...more