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Pearl River Community College honor alumni

Pearl River Community College has inducted the first honorees into the PRCC Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame. Sidney Malone of Hattiesburg, Dr. Thomas J. Malone of LaGrange, Ga., Jim McQueen of Hattiesburg, the late Henry Thomas of Hattiesburg and Jean Baughman Wessel of Huntsville, Ala., were honored. Sidney Malone attended Pearl River in 1962-64 and played on the Wildcat football ...

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PRCC welcomes new board

Four new members have joined the Pearl River Community College board of trustees. They are superintendents Brian Freeman of Forrest County, Alan Lumpkin of Pearl River County, Craig Robbins of Marion County and public school teacher Teresa Stafford. Freeman, Lumpkin and Robbins serve on the board as part of their duties as elected county school superintendents. Stafford was appointed to ...

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PRCC board news

Pearl River Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomes Don Welsh of the Ceasar community, a PRCC graduate and longtime employee of the college. He succeeds Barry Harper. Welsh attended PRCC from 1964-66. He earned three degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi – a BS, MS and specialist in education. He worked for 38 years at PRCC, retiring last June ...

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PRCC promotes Rawls

Casey Rawls has been named director of recruitment and orientation at Pearl River Community College. Rawls came to PRCC in January 2010 as Title III administrative assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in mass communication with a public relations emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi. Rawls became acquainted ...

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PRCC taps Barnes

Raymunda Barnes has been named director of Pearl River Community College’s Hancock Center. The Sun Herald reports Barnes, who has been lead instructor at the center for four years, will begin his new job July 1. Barnes received his bachelor’s degree in history from Alcorn State University. He received a master’s in education from William Carey University and is studying ...

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PRCC adds directors

Dr. Arlene Jones has been named director of nursing education and Gwen Smith has been appointed director of career and technical education at Pearl River Community College. Jones has taught nursing courses at PRCC since 2006, and Smith has been the college’s Tech Prep Coordinator since 2007. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a ...

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Smith named VP

Dr. Martha Lou Smith has been named vice president for general education and technology services at Pearl River Community College. She succeeds Dr. John Grant, who will retire as vice president for instruction on June 30 after 32 years at PRCC. A Lumberton native, Smith attended PRCC and holds the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern ...

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PRCC honors faculty, staff

Pearl River Community College recently honored eight retirees. They are Dr. Joyce Applegate, biology instructor; Mary Benson, Forrest County Center librarian; Richard Byrd, automotive mechanics technology instructor; Peggy Dease, director of nursing education; Charles Ferguson, biology instructor; Dr. John Grant, vice president for instruction; Catherine Merrikin, office systems technology instructor at the Forrest County Center; and, Don Welsh, director of ...

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Holston named to PRCC board of trustees

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors has appointed Missy Holston to the Pearl River Community College (PRCC) board of trustees. The principal of Pearl River Central Upper Elementary School in Carriere, Holston is a life-long resident of Pearl River County. Holston transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi after finishing at PRCC and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary ...

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PRCC gets new food service managers

Two veterans of the industry have been named to oversee food service at Pearl River Community College. Todd Hickman of Petal is the new food service manager, and Leah Woodard of Picayune is assistant manager. Hickman comes to PRCC from Columbia where he worked for a family-owned restaurant business for five years. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi after ...

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