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Friday, August 31, 2007
Early injuries spell uphill battle for 0-1-1 Lady Wildcats’ defense of MACJC South Division title

POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Lady Wildcats’ defense of their MACJC South Division championship appears to be an uphill climb after first-year head coach Josh Hess’ group suffered three key injuries in his team’s first two outings of the 2007 season...more

Friday, August 31, 2007
Depth a huge asset for Wildcats in 2007

POPLARVILLE — Josh Hess’ first edition of Pearl River Wildcat soccer boasts plenty of talented depth and the first-year head coach expects great things from the group in 2007...more

Friday, August 31, 2007
PRCC to host suicide prevention workshop

HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College will host a suicide prevention and intervention workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14 at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg...more

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Top-ranked Wildcats begin quest for fifth-straight MACJC crown Thursday against Trojans
Pearl River kicks off 2007 season in Dobie Holden Stadium

POPLARVILLE — The No. 1-ranked Pearl River Wildcats begin their quest for a fifth-straight MACJC state championship here Thursday when they kick off the 2007 football season against non-division rival Mississippi Delta at 7 p.m. in Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Leaders of PRCC color guard, String of Pearls named

POPLARVILLE - Five young women at Pearl River Community College hold leadership positions in the Spirit of the River color guard and String of Pearls dance squad...more

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
PRCC freshmen lead Spirit of the River band

POPLARVILLE -Three freshmen will be out in front when the Pearl River Community College Spirit of the River marching band takes the field Thursday at the Wildcats’ opening football game...more

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
PRCC to host String of Pearls reunion

POPLARVILLE - Women who performed with the String of Pearls are invited to reunite during Homecoming 2007 on Oct. 13 at Pearl River Community College...more

Friday, August 24, 2007
Fall enrollment at PRCC continues to climb

POPLARVILLE - Fall enrollment at Pearl River Community College continues to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina in a big way...more

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Wildcats gunning for fifth-straight MACJC championship in 2007
Sixth-year head coach Tim Hatten touts defense as one of all-time best

POPLARVILLE — The No. 1-ranked Pearl River Wildcats are gunning for a fifth-straight MACJC state football championship in 2007 and to talk with sixth-year head coach Tim Hatten, such an accomplishment could possibly become a reality...more

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
PRCC nurse adjusting to slower campus pace

POPLARVILLE - The opportunity to have time for family activities brought Jeannie Carr of Poplarville back to Pearl River Community College, her alma mater...more

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
PRCC names public safety director

POPLARVILLE -Doug Rowell has been named director of public safety at Pearl River Community College with responsibility for law enforcement and security at all of the college’s teaching sites...more

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Meet the Wildcats set for Thursday (Aug. 23)

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s annual “Meet the Wildcats Night” is set for 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 23) in Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Monday, August 20, 2007
PRCC student wins coveted scholarship

POPLARVILLE -A non-traditional student is the first at Pearl River Community College to receive a Phi Theta Kappa Leaders of Promise scholarship...more

Monday, August 20, 2007
PRCC offers computer skills training in Picayune

PICAYUNE - Pearl River Community College is offering several computer skills training classes, starting later this month in Picayune...more

Monday, August 20, 2007
PRCC offering computer skills training in Columbia

COLUMBIA _ Pearl River Community College is offering several computer skills training classes, starting next month on Second Street in downtown Columbia...more

Monday, August 20, 2007
PRCC offers computer skills training in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College is offering several computer skills training classes, starting next month at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg...more

Thursday, August 16, 2007
PRCC programs eligible for payment by state

POPLARVILLE -Several programs offered by Pearl River Community College have been added to the state Eligibility Training Provider List...more

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tony Waits joins PRCC Board of Trustees

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed a new member during the regular August meeting here Tuesday...more

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
PRCC instructor holds state office

POPLARVILLE - Dr. Kyle Hill of Oak Grove has been elected vice president of the Mississippi Faculty Association for Community and Junior Colleges...more

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
PRCC fall registration begins Friday in Hattiesburg

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College officially kicks off a new school year next week when faculty and professional staff members return to campus...more

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
PRCC hires choral, band instructors

POPLARVILLE - Two high school music teachers have joined the fine arts faculty at Pearl River Community College...more

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Wildcats report Thursday for preseason football drills

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s quest for a fifth-straight MACJC state football championship officially gets underway Thursday when 75 Wildcat prospects report for preseason training...more

Monday, August 6, 2007
PRCC debuts Coach Tim Hatten Show on Aug. 28

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College football will take to the television airways this fall for South Mississippi football fans...more

Friday, August 3, 2007
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. 16-17, in the Admissions Office in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria...more

Friday, August 3, 2007
PRCC offers night classes in Prentiss 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. 16-17, in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria...more

Friday, August 3, 2007
Registration for PRCC classes in Hancock County set Thursday

 WAVELAND - Registration for fall semester classes in Hancock County will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 9) at the Hancock Center on U.S. 90...more

Friday, August 3, 2007
PRCC offers night classes in Columbia 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. 16-17, in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria...more

Friday, August 3, 2007
Reserved football tickets on sale now at PRCC

 POPLARVILLE - Reserved season football tickets are now on sale at Pearl River Community College...more

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
PRCC student becomes first certified coder

POPLARVILLE - A Pearl River County student made history last semester when she became the first Certified Coding Associate trained at Pearl River Community College...more

Friday, July 27, 2007
Pearl River softball stars Penton, Scallan headed to Spring Hill

POPLARVILLE — Former Pearl River Lady Wildcat standouts Krystal Penton and Jessica Scallan broke into the collegiate softball ranks together in the spring of 2006 and have opted to remain a pair for two more seasons as members of head coach Allison Cook’s Spring Hill College Lady Badgers in Mobile, Ala...more

Thursday, July 26, 2007
New PRCC students crowd into orientation

HATTIESBURG - About 200 new students paid fees and registered for classes Wednesday during orientation at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Center...more

Thursday, July 26, 2007
PRCC hosts career-tech conference

POPLARVILLE - More than 200 educators attended the sixth annual Career-Technical Education Conference Tuesday at Pearl River Community College...more

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
PRCC adds instructor, courses to criminal justice program

The addition of a second full-time instructor means students at Pearl River Community College can take criminal justice classes five days a week on both the Poplarville and Forrest County Center campuses...more

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
PRCC launched Sumrall student on international career

Information he found in the Pearl River Community College library formed the basis of a career that has taken Perry Parker from his hometown of Sumrall to New York City, London and California...more

Thursday, July 12, 2007
PRCC students place third in national competition

POPLARVILLE - Four recent Pearl River Community College graduates brought home awards from the Phi Beta Lambda national leadership conference held last month in Chicago...more

Thursday, July 12, 2007
PRCC truck driving program marks two decades

POPLARVILLE - The commercial truck driving program at Pearl River Community College turns 20 years old this
month during a time of unprecedented growth in the field...more

Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wildcats NJCAA’s preseason No. 1 for third straight year

POPLARVILLE — For the third straight year, Pearl River Community College is the preseason favorite heading
into the upcoming NJCAA football season...more

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
PRCC signs 12 to tennis scholarships 

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College recently signed four women and eight men tennis standouts to scholarships for the 2008 season, according to PRCC head women’s and men’s tennis coach Jessica Olson...more

Tuesday, July 3, 2007
New student orientation set July 17-19 at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - Orientation and early registration for new students planning to attend classes on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College for the 2007 fall semester is set for July 17-19 on the PRCC campus...more
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
PRCC lineman program gets donated equipment
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community Collegeís new Electrical Utility Technology program, which welcomed its first class last week, continues to receive good news as it becomes established...more
Friday, June 15, 2007
Hess new womenís, menís soccer coach at Pearl River
Wildcat assistant promoted to head programs
POPLARVILLE ó Josh Hess has been named head womenís and menís soccer coach at Pearl River Community College...more
Friday, June 1, 2007
Pearl River Community College Deanís list
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its Deanís list for the 2007 Spring Semester. Students making the Deanís list achieved a 3.4 GPA or higher. Students making the Deanís list...more
Friday, June 1, 2007
Pearl River Community College Presidentís list 
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College has released its Presidentís list for the 2007 Spring Semester. Students making the Presidentís list achieved a 4.0 grade-point-average. Students making the Presidentís list...more
Friday, June 1, 2007
PRCC student designs Blueberry Jubilee shirt
POPLARVILLE - The Poplarville Blueberry Jubilee found a new design for its souvenir t-shirt when Pearl River Community College student Natalie Smith turned in a spring class project...more
Friday, June 1, 2007
PRCC helps sponsor SBA loan program conference
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is hosting a SBA Community Express Loan Program Conference Tuesday, June 19, at the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center...more