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Thuresday, July 28, 2005
Pearl River’s Artigues new SELU head baseball coach
Wildcat mentor guided PRCC to 2002 World Series berth, 2004 MACJC championship during four-year tenure

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College head baseball coach Jay Artigues is heading to Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond to replace Dan Canevari who resigned his head coaching post June 28 after three seasons with the Lions...more

Tuesday, July 26, 2005
PRCC graduation ceremony Friday morning

POPLARVILLE - Some 150 Pearl River Community College students will
graduate Friday morning during commencement exercises on the Poplarville
Friday, July 22, 2005
Career-technical conference July 26 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is sponsoring its fifth annual district-wide Career-Technical Division Conference on Tuesday, July 26, in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria on the Poplarville campus...more
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
PRCC hosting Adult Education conference
HATTIESBURG - More than 350 educators will be on hand this week for the 2005 South Regional Adult Education Conference, hosted by Pearl River Community College, on Thursday and Friday at the Lake Terrace Convention Center...more
Friday, July 1, 2005
PRCC hosting lineman camp July 6-8
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is hosting a football
lineman camp July 6-8 on the PRCC campus. Registration is from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday. The camp is for grades 9-12. The cost is $175, which includes
meals and residence fees. For information, call 601-795-7890 or
Friday, July 1, 2005
Defending national, state champ Pearl River No. 1 in NJCAA’s 2005 preseason football poll
POPLARVILLE — Defending national and state champion Pearl River Community College will enter its 2005 football season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA’s preseason poll released Thursday...more
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Alsobrooks takes over Workforce Education at PRCC
HATTIESBURG - Scott Alsobrooks has been named the new Director of
Workforce Education at Pearl River Community College, replacing Ed
Felsher, who is retiring June 30...more
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
New student orientation set July 19-22 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Orientation and early registration for new students
planning to attend classes on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River
Community College the 2005 fall semester is set for July 19-22 on the
PRCC campus...more
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Pearl River Community College Museum wins national award
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Museum has been
awarded an American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)
Certificate of Commendation for “The Pearl River College Story: a
historical documentary,” a 71-minute history of the school on DVD...more
Thursday, June 16, 2005
PRCC’s Museum extends hours
POPLARVILLE— Pearl River Community College’s Museum has extended its
hours it is open. The new hours are from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday...more
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
PRCC board adopts $39.5 million budget
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget of $39.5 million for the 2005-06 academic year Tuesday during the regular June meeting on the Poplarville campus. This marks the 11th time in the school’s history that the budget is more than $30 million...more
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Pearl River’s Bass inks with Astros
Wildcat righthander heading to Greenville, Tenn., minor league squad
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College pitcher Corey Bass has 
signed a baseball contract with the Houston Astros...more
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
PRCC’s Rodriguez first-team NJCAA All-American
Ole Miss signee joins four other MACJC standouts on 2005's listing of baseball elites
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College pitcher Craig Rodriguez has 
been named to the 2005 NJCAA All-American first-team squad...more
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
PRCC’s Treadaway drafted by Washington Nationals
Wildcat righthander selected in 42nd round of MLB lottery
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College pitcher P.J. Treadaway was 
selected in the 42nd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday 
by the Washington Nationals...more
Friday, June 10, 2005
Saturday's ACT test postponed due to storm
POPLARVILLE--The June 11, 2005 administration of the ACT Assessment, scheduled to be given at Pearl River Community College’s Poplarville campus, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  The rescheduled test date is June 18, 2005.  Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT.  This announcement is only for those examinees registered at Pearl River Community College.  For more information phone 601-403-1250...more
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
PRCC’s Lovdahl signs with UAB
Wildcat third baseman to suit up with Giangrosso’s Blazers in 2006
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College infielder Ryne Lovdahl has signed with the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers for the 2006 season, says fourth-year Wildcat head coach Jay Artigues...more
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
PRCC holds 2005 Commencement
POPLARVILLE  - During Pearl River Community College's 95th commencement exercises this May in M.R. White Coliseum, some 400 students were awarded their degrees in either Associate in Arts, Applied Science or Certificates of Proficiency...more
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Ronald Barr Scholarship established at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - The family of the late Ronald Tison Barr, a Purvis
native and former student at Pearl River Community College, has
established a $100,000 scholarship endowment in his name for nursing
students at PRCC...more
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
PRCC public relations staff captures 14 awards
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s public relations staff
captured 14 awards, including four first-place awards, in annual
competition sponsored by the College Public Relations Association of
Mississippi (CPRAM)...more
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Lady Wildcat softball camps set for June 6-7, June 27-28
Special all ages pitcher-catcher camp scheduled for June 8
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College will host two summer softball camps during June, according to second-year Lady Wildcat head coach Leigh White...more
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Weathers tells PRCC graduates to become involved
POPLARVILLE - Jon Mark Weathers’ message Tuesday to graduates of Pearl
River Community College in M.R. White Coliseum was,  “Reflect on and
thank those people who played a role in making this possible for you to
be here today.”..more
Thursday, May 12, 2005
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, May 12, 2005
PRCC baseball camps set for June
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College will host three baseball camps in Wildcat Stadium during June...more
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
PRCC graduation set May 17; Weathers speaker
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s 95th commencement
exercises are set for Tuesday, May 17, in M.R. White Coliseum on the
Poplarville campus...more
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
PRCC Awards Day program held in Hattiesburg
Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Center held its annual
Awards Day program recently on the Hattiesburg campus.
The award recipients for the 2004-2005 school year included:..more
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Wildcat Soccer Camp set
June 1-3 at Pearl River
POPLARVILLE — The 2005 Pearl River Community College Wildcat Soccer Camp is set for June 1-3 here at the school’s soccer complex, according to camp coordinator and PRCC head coach Patrick Hayes...more
Monday, May 9, 2005
Pearl River wraps season with 10-2 loss to Copiah-Lincoln in regionals
Wildcats finish season at 45-12 overall; upstart Wolves headed to Super Regionals
POPLARVILLE — Top-ranked Pearl River wrapped up its 2005 baseball season here Sunday with a heartbreaking 10-2 loss to Copiah-Lincoln in the championship round of the south Region 23 Division II Tournament...more
Monday, May 9, 2005
Pearl River blasts LSU-Eunice twice; fall to losers' bracket with 10-3 loss to Co-Lin in Region 23 Tourament
POPLARVILLE — Top-ranked Pearl River eliminated LSU-Eunicce from the south Region 23 Division II Tournament with 10-2 and 7-1 victories, but fell into the losers' bracket with a 10-3 setback to Copiah-Lincoln on Saturday...more
Monday, May 9, 2005
PRCC offering EMT, computer classes
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Development
Center is offering Emergency Medical Technician classes later this year
in Hattiesburg, Poplarville and Bay St. Louis...more
Thursday, May 5, 2005
PRCC Alumni Golf Tournament June 11
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Forrest-Lamar County
Alumni Association is sponsoring a fund-raising golf tournament
Saturday, June 11, at Pine Creek Golf Club in Purvis...more
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Pearl River, Jones split in softball ’Cat fight finale
Lady Bobcats win opener 7-4; Lady Wildcats wrap season with 12-4, six-inning blowout
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats wrapped up their 2005 softball season here Monday with a 12-4 MACJC South Division blowout victory in six innings over arch-rival Jones to finish 19-14 overall and 10-7 in league play...more
Sunday, May 4, 2005
Host PRCC back at No. 1 as it sets sights on Region 23 Tournament this weekend
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River returned to the No. 1 spot in the NJCAA’s Division II baseball poll this week as it prepares to host one of two 2005 Region 23 Tournaments in the state Friday through Sunday...more
Sunday, May 1, 2005
Meridian KO's Pearl River MACJC 'repeat'
Late Eagle scoring surge can defending champ Wildcats 7-1 in MACJC title bout
SENATOBIA — A late Meridian scoring rally KO'ed Pearl River's hopes of a state championship repeat, as the Eagles handed the second-ranked Wildcats a 7-1 thrashing in the MACJC title bout here Sunday at Northwest Mississippi CC's Ranger Field...more