From Dr. John
Grant, Dean of Academic Affairs, PRCC
Just a few comments from
my memory and experience concerning Jeff Davis Hall, which we called the
"Science Building." Physics was upstairs with the rest of science
until sometime in the 1950s when it moved downstairs. Rare field
goals (Coach Holden's teams never kicked!) would sometimes break windows
in the physics lab/classroom where my father, John A. Grant, Sr., taught.
Physics moved to the current science building in 1966 just after I graduated
from Pearl River. In fact, I photographed the building under construction,
along with Dobie Holden stadium and the old vocational building, while
a student in 1965-1966.
Incidentally, I took chemistry,
both lab and lecture, under Jim Barnes
(before he received even
his master's degree) in the southwest corner of
the lowest floor of Moody
Hall. Dr. Tiernan's chemistry lab was in the
western end of the second
floor of Jeff Davis Hall.
From Roy T. Walker, PRCAHS
& PRJC alumnus (1944-1948)
Does anone remember the 40's
when all male students were required to be in the ROTC? I was enrolled
at PRC for the summer 1944 session just before my 14th birthday, and I
graduated high school in August 1946, just before my 16th birthday.
At that time PRC was more
like a military academy than a boarding school. We had students from
all over the US and South America. We stood regular inspections,
marched to the dining room and to all classes. We were even marched
to the movies in town (If our rifles were clean and passed inspection).
I have many fond memories
of PRC until 1948 when I was declared a professional student and had to
leave for MSU.
From Brenda Burge, Student
Accounts Receivable Clerk, PRCC
My dad, Otho Tynes, Jr.,
was born in 1924. He was 8 years old when he and
Berkley Burge were carried to the hospital, which was then located in White
Hall, to have their tonsils removed. He can remember being on the
2nd floor and after surgery being carried down stairs by a young man (they
were not allowed to walk).