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Court reporters graduate from inaugural PRCC program

Celebrating students’ completion of court reporter training are, from left,  students Felicia Jackson and Alicia Miller, PRCC Vice President Dr. Jana Causey, veteran court reporter Twila Jordan-Hoover, Chancellor Deborah Gambrell Chambers, and students Jessie Anglin, Amanda Hernandez and Candace Cooley.

Five newly-trained stenographic court reporters graduated from Pearl River Community College’s inaugural program on Friday, July 29. 

Traveling tech tracks success back to PRCC

Pearl River Community College graduate Evan McDonnell has a message for students looking for a career-technical program to consider when trying to decide on a career choice.

“The instructors, campus-wide, at PRCC were knowledgeable and respectful and want you to achieve success,” said McDonnell, 28, who graduated from the Industrial Electronics Technology department in 2020. “Your instructors want you to succeed and they want to get down on a personal basis with you, and that is why they are an important part of PRCC’s success.”

PRCC student Leah Schultz receives $1000 scholarship

Pearl River Community College student Leah Schultz of Pass Christian was recently awarded a $1,000 Scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.

Schultz, 22, was one of 250 outstanding NTHS members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship based on their ability to consistently exemplify the seven attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.

She recently graduated from the Dental Hygiene program and has accepted a position at a dental clinic in her hometown. 

PRCC OTA students receive pins

Twenty students received pins Thursday, May 5, signifying completion of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg. The ceremony took place in the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center.

The alphabetical list of students included:

2022 Radiologic Technology program graduates

Eighteen graduates of the Radiologic Technology program at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus received pins Tuesday, May 3, in a ceremony in the Dr. J. Cecil Burt Events Room marking the end of their two years of study.

PRCC Middle College students prepare for graduation

High school students graduating from Middle College at Pearl River Community College participated in a Cord Ceremony Monday night in the Dr. J. Cecil Burt Events Room at the Forrest County Campus.

Thirty-one students received their graduation cords and can also participate in PRCC’s graduation ceremony this Friday in Poplarville.

High school students were enrolled in high school and college courses at the same time.

PRCC Dental Hygiene program graduates 15

Pearl River Community College’s Dental Hygiene program pinned 15 graduates in a ceremony Thursday at the Dr. Cecil Burt Special Events Room at the Forrest County Campus.

The students included, from left:

PRCC students receive recognition at awards day program

The Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College presented annual awards to top students in Career-Technical Education and Academic ceremonies on April 21.

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends joined together in celebrating the success of these students while wishing them success in their future endeavors. 

Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President for Forrest County Campus, Allied Health and Nursing Programs, welcomed everyone to each ceremony. 

“Students, remember the Wildcat Way – Price, Respect, Class and Character when you leave us,” she said.

PRCC worker hailed as hero after performing Heimlich Maneuver on fellow employee

Michael Yarbrough, a workforce project manager at Pearl River Community College, is being hailed as a hero by his fellow workers at the Woodall Advanced Technology Center after he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a fellow worker.

The worker, custodian and handyman Doug Touchstone, was eating his lunch in the Woodall Center on April 12 when he began choking.

“I was eating a turkey sandwich, in a hurry,” said the 48-year-old Touchstone. “I took a large bite and started choking. I was holding my chest and trying to breathe.”

PRCC inducts members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society

Sixty-four students were welcomed into Pearl River Community College’s Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society on April 4. 

The induction ceremony was held in the multi-purpose room at the Forrest County Campus with family members and other guests in the audience. 

Phi Theta Kappa is known as the foremost honor society for two-year colleges with over 1,300 chapters worldwide.