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Adam Breerwood to lead Pearl River Community College

The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees has designated Dr. Adam Breerwood president-elect of the two-year college, to succeed PRCC President William Lewis upon his retirement. Breerwood,  40, serves as vice president for the Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center. He has been affiliated with PRCC as an employee since 1997 when he was hired as assistant baseball coach and ...

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Traci Spence returns to Pearl River CC

Traci Comesana Spence has returned to Pearl River Community in Poplarville to be coordinator of alumni services and Development Foundation administrative assistant. Spence, a graduate of Purvis High School, earned an associate’s degree from PRCC in 2005. She went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a business marketing degree. She worked for the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi ...

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Pear River CC’s sports spokesman Mitch Deaver dies at 62

POPLARVILLE — Mitch Deaver, a fixture along the sidelines of Pearl River Community College athletic fields and courts, died Monday at his home. Deaver, 62, was sports information director at PRCC, a position he had held since April 1996. He was known throughout the s for his cooperation and by sports editors for the quality of his photography. He is ...

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Shelby Harriel named year’s best

Shelby Harriel has been named Humanities Teacher of the Year at Pearl River Community College. Although Harriel teaches algebra at PRCC, she holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a mathematics minor and a master’s degree in education with emphasis in math and history. She earned both degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. Harriel attended PRCC in 1992-94 and ...

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Raymunda Barnes tapped for Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program

Raymunda Barnes has been selected to participate in the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program along with 17 other professional and civic leaders throughout the state. Barnes is assistant vice president at Pearl River Community College’s Hancock Center in Waveland. Barnes has been at the Hancock Center since 2007, serving as lead instructor for four years after teaching at the Gulfport ...

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Court of Appeals to convene at PRCC, USM and MSU

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals will begin its fall schedule of college campus visits Sept. 24 at the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in a criminal case at 1:30 p.m. at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts. The Court of Appeals will convene on the Hattiesburg ...

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Enrollment rises at state's public universities, but falls at community colleges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Enrollment rose slightly for the fall semester at Mississippi’s eight public universities, but fell for the fourth straight year at the state’s 15 community colleges. Preliminary counts released yesterday show the number of students rose 1.1 percent at universities to 79,909 overall and fell 1.8 percent at the community colleges to 76,266. Students flocked to Mississippi’s community ...

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PRCC named one of 50 best community colleges in America

POPLARVILLE – A higher education-career website has ranked Pearl River Community College the 28th best community college in the country. TheBestSchools.org selected the 50 best community colleges in the U.S. based on a comparison of several studies and ratings of community colleges as well as the college’s reputation and review of a large number of notable community colleges. “This recognition ...

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Six enter PRCC Hall of Fame

Pearl River Community College has inducted six outstanding alumni into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame. The PRCC honorees are: entrepreneur L.D. “Brink” Brinkman of Kerrville, Texas; retired bank officer Verlene Cole of Oak Grove; former Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale of Clinton; retired petroleum geologist Floyd Furr of Picayune; businessman Mickey Hudson of Ellisville; and, retired FDIC executive Louis A. ...

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PRCC honors two supporters

The Pearl River Community College 2012 Distinguished Service Awards is going to Herbert Ray Nobles, a retired educator. Nobles, of Petal and South Mississippi Electric Power Association, retired as superintendent of the Petal school district in 1987, and has served as the Forrest County representative on the PRCC board of trustees since 1994. Nobles grew up in the Midway community ...

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