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Smith continues career

Tracy Smith continues her 20 years with Pearl River Community College with a promotion to director of college libraries. In her new job, she is in charge of the Garvin H. Johnston Library on the Poplarville campus as well as the libraries at Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg and the Hancock Center in Waveland. She succeeds Jeanne Dyar, who retired last ...

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Smith continues career

Tracy Smith’s association with Pearl River Community College began when she was a student. She now continues her 20 years with PRCC with a promotion to director of college libraries. In her new job, she is in charge of the Garvin H. Johnston Library on the Poplarville campus as well as the libraries at Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg and ...

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Faculty, staff honored

Pearl River Community College recently honored faculty and staff. Retirees recognized included: Dr. Stanley Hill, director of the dental hygiene program at the Forrest County Center; nursing instructor Elaine Kersh; athletic director and head basketball coach Richard Mathis; custodian Helen Jarvis; printer Kenny Russell; and, Frances P. “Pat” Hartfield. Dr. Cecil Burt, vice president for Forrest County Operations, was recognized ...

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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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