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HATTIESBURG - Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center marked a new day for the Hattiesburg campus, which is located on U.S. 49 South. Taking part in the ceremony were from left: Dr. Cecil Burt, Dean of the Forrest County Center, District 1 Supervisor David Allen, District 3 Supervisor Lynn Cartlidge, PRCC President William Lewis, District 5 Supervisor Billy Hudson, District 4 Supervisor Roderick Woullard, PRCC Board of Trustee member H.R. Nobles, District 2 Supervisor Charles Marshall, and PRCC Board of Trustees members Kay Clay, Charles Speed and M.L. "Sonny" Knight.

Monday, July 31, 2006
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...more
Monday, July 31, 2006
Registration for PRCC classes in Hancock County set Thursday (Aug. 10)
WAVELAND - Registration for fall semester classes in Hancock County will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 10) at the Hancock Center on U.S. 90...more
Monday, July 31, 2006
PRCC offers night classes in Picayune this fall
POPLARVILLE - Registration for Pearl River Community College academic night and weekend classes will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, in the Admissions Office in the Ted Alexander Administration Building...more
Thursday, July 27, 2006
PRCC offering computer skills training
COLUMBIA—Pearl River Community College is offering several computer skills training classes, starting this fall at the Workforce Education’s Computer Lab in downtown Columbia...more
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Expansion marks growth at Forrest County Center
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center, long associated primarily with technical education, is emerging as a comprehensive academic campus...more
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Accreditation re-affirmed at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College received notice recently from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that its accreditation has been reaffirmed...more
Friday, July 14, 2006
Picayune firm donates $100,000 to PRCC for workforce training
POPLARVILLE - Workforce Education at Pearl River Community College received a huge shot in the arm recently thanks to a $100,000 donation from Huey Stockstill Inc. of Picayune...more
Friday, July 14, 2006
PRCC’s Hancock alumni chapter hosting fish fry
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Hancock County Alumni Chapter is hosting its 6th annual Fish Fry from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the American Legion Hall No. 139...more
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
PRCC ribbon cutting set for Tuesday
HATTIESBURG - A ribbon cutting marking the opening of Pearl River Community College’s new 12,000 square-foot library/classroom facility at the Forrest County Center on Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 18)...more
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Five Wildcats named to NJCAA’s 2006 preseason All-American list
Sixty-eight other MACJC football standouts honored
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College will open its 2006 football season Aug. 31 as the NJCAA’s No. 1-ranked team, while boasting five preseason All-American selections...more
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Wildcats NJCAA’s preseason No. 1 for second straight year
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College will open its 2006 football season Aug. 31 as the NJCAA’s No. 1-ranked team, according to the association’s recently-released preseason poll, marking the second straight year the Wildcats have received the prestigious ranking...more
Friday, June 30, 2006
New student orientation set July 11-14 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Orientation and early registration for new students planning to attend classes on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College the 2006 fall semester is set for July 11-14 on the PRCC campus...more
PRCC board adopts $41.5 million budget
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees approved a budget of $41.5 million, which includes a seven percent raise for faculty and staff, for the 2006-07 academic year Thursday during the regular June meeting on the Poplarville campus...more
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
PRCC’s Donna Wilson retiring this month
POPLARVILLE - As Director of the Development Foundation/Alumni Association at Pearl River Community College for the past 19 years, Donna Wilson has seen some major accomplishments...more
Monday, June 5, 2006
PRCC ‘Bridge to College Program’ this summer
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Student Support Services is currently signing up students for its ‘Bridge to College’ START program for prospective students planning to attend PRCC this fall...more
Thursday, June 1, 2006
PRCC Class of 2006
During Pearl River Community College’s 96th commencement exercises this May in the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center in Hattiesburg, some 550 students were awarded their degrees in either Associate in Arts, Applied Science or Certificates of Proficiency.  It was the first time a PRCC graduation has been held off the main campus.  In the past, separate graduation services were held for career-technical graduates and academic graduates on the same day in M.R. White Coliseum on the PRCC main campus. But since White Coliseum was heavily damaged by Katrina, graduation was moved to Hattiesburg and combined into one ceremony...more