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Ruckel, Donohue set to continue tradition of excellence for Honors Institute at PRCC

Dr. Ryan Ruckel and Dr. Doug Donohue have been named new deans of Pearl River Community College’s Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute at the Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg. 

Dr. Ruckel will serve as the second Dean of the Honors Institute. Dr. Donohue will serve as the Associate Dean.

They will work collaboratively across all PRCC campuses to plan joint opportunities for Honors students.

Respiratory Care Technology December 2021 Graduation at Forrest County Campus

Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology program at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Campus received their diplomas and pins during a ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg. They are from the left: Seated - Katelynn Goar of Picayune, Gracie Smith of Poplarville, Nikole Vanover of Hattiesburg, Morgan Broadus of Lucedale, Morgan Morrow of Hattiesburg, Madison Martin of Columbia, Elizabeth Utley of Hattiesburg, Megan Stogner Columbia, and Jamya Herring of Columbia.

Surgical Technology December 20021 at Forrest County Campus

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Campus received their diplomas and pins during a ceremony on Dec. 2 at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. They are from left: Seated – La’Tarica Harris of Tylertown, Dominicka Sippio of New Orleans, Chasity Simmons of Hattiesburg, Kristin LeFan of Purvis, Madison Payne of Hattiesburg, Caitlyn Powers of Kiln, Bonnie Pittman of Picayune, Sydney Matos of Petal, Lily Branson of Foxworth and Kelsey Leonard of Picayune.

PTK inductions at Forrest County Campus for Fall 2021

New members of the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society were inducted Monday, Nov. 8, at the Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College.

They include from left: Dalton Bond of Petal, Harrison Dye of Sumrall, Macie Gray of Mendenhall, Zachary Holmes of Petal, Cameran Housely of Purvis, Camellia Jones of Seminary, Hannah Knight of Lumberton, Peyton Scanlon of Petal, Kaitlyn Schock of Hattiesburg and Genesis Williams of Lumberton. 

Beta Tau Gammas advisors are Drs. David Collum, Terri Smith Ruckel, Ryan Ruckel and Doug Donohue.

National Technical Honor Society at Forrest County Campus Fall 2021 Induction

The National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus held its fall induction ceremony Monday, Nov. 1 in the multi-purpose room in Hattiesburg. 

PRCC launches Honors Lecture Series at Forrest County Campus

Pearl River Community College’s Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute launched its Faculty Lecture Series Thursday at the Forrest County Campus.

Faculty and students attended the lecture, presented by Dr. John McEwen, Instructor of Math, Physics and Chemistry at the Forrest County Campus.

Dr. McEwen’s topic: “My Appointment with the TicToc Doc: The Impact of Unlicensed Physicians in the Social Media Age.”

Dr. McEwen was introduced by sophomore Patrick Dunkle of Petal, a member of the Honors Council.

This instructor and his class go above and beyond for a fellow instructor

Jason Pitts, Pearl River Community College’s welding instructor at the Forrest County Campus, has known fellow instructor Sam McNease since their childhood days.

McNease, Electronics Technology instructor at the FCC, has not only had to face the challenges of conducting class during the pandemic, but she also had a disability that requires her to teach class from a wheelchair.

CNA September 2021 Graduation at Forrest County Campus

The following students graduated Friday (Sept. 10) from the Certified Nurse Aide course offered by Pearl River Community College at the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg.

PRCC student receives prestigious Coca-Cola leaders scholarship

Pearl River Community College sophomore Shui Lin of Fujian, China, has received the Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, a $1,000 grant to help defray the cost of college attendance.

Lin, 29, is a student at the Forrest County Center. His major is Computer Science-Engineering.

He is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2021 Coca-Cola Scholar. The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. 

Pearl River CNA Graduation at Forrest County Campus

The following students graduated Friday (Aug. 13) from the Certified Nurse Aide course offered by Pearl River Community College at the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg. 

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