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RedShelf Names PRCC Wildcat Den Bookstore a 2021 Digital Champion

Program Awards Outstanding Campus Efforts in the Expansion of Digital Content Delivery

RedShelf has announced that the Pearl River Community College Wildcat Den Bookstore has been recognized as a 2021 Digital Champion—an award celebrating exceptional leadership and performance in digital course materials delivery. Further, the recognition celebrates campus-wide efforts in driving student affordability and access while improving institutional efficiency and sustainability.

PRCC’s New Computer Coding Technology program set to launch with familiar instructor

When Pearl River Community College launches a new Computer Coding Technology program this fall at the school’s Forrest County Campus, the instructor will be someone familiar with the skills required of the class.

Dr. Silvia Preston currently teaches computer science courses at PRCC in both face-to-face and online settings. Those courses include computer applications, computer concepts, C++ programming, and Java programming. 

PRCC graduate Dustin Chambliss brings experience to position as electronics teacher

As a Pearl River Community College graduate a decade ago, Dustin Chambliss feels his work experience will prove valuable to PRCC students when he begins work next semester.

Chambliss, 40, will be a new Electronics Engineering Technology instructor at the Forrest County Campus when classes begin Aug. 16.

“I graduated from PRCC from the same program I am now going to be teaching,” said Chambliss. “That degree granted me the ability to travel the world as a technician and, if only in faculty instead of name, as an engineer.

Shannon Busby brings experience to position as PRCC’s new massage therapy instructor

Shannon Busby is a veteran massage therapist who is bringing her experience to Pearl River Community College’s new Massage Therapy Technology program this fall.

Students in PRCC’s Massage Therapy Technology program at the Forrest County Campus will learn hands-on skills from someone who is excited about her classes that begin Monday, Aug. 16.

“Being a massage therapist has taught me so much humility and gratitude,” said Busby. “I’ve been a massage therapist for 24 years, and for 18 of those years a small business owner.”

PRCC Dental Assisting class graduates

The 2021 Dental Assisting Technology class at the Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College received pins and certificates on Thursday, July 22 at the multi-purpose room at the FCC.

The students included from left:

First row – Macy Kohnke of Purvis, Anna Grace Sable of Carriere, Anna Claire Gunn of Petal, Claudia Perrett of Kiln, Hayley Lott of Sumrall and Nadilee Lepkowski of Poplarville.

PRCC 2021 Medical Laboratory Technology class graduates

The 2021 Medical Laboratory Technology class at the Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College received pins and certificates on Thursday, July 22 at the multi-purpose room at the FCC.

The students include from left:

Front row – Mercedes Charleston of Jackson, Destiny Jhane Williams, Samantha Catt of Hattiesburg, Jessica Kaitlin Burris of Franklinton, La., Paris Kennedy of Franklinton, La., and Kara Nicole Bass of Columbia.

Pearl River massage therapy program receives hands-on donation

Students in Pearl River Community College’s new Massage Therapy Technology program at the Forrest County Campus will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills thanks to a local company.

The Sunray Companies, an award-winning operator of best-in-class franchised brands in the retail and hospitality sectors, have donated six massage tables and a massage chair to PRCC for the massage therapy program.

PRCC: CNA Graduation

The following students graduated Friday (June 25) from the Certified Nurse Aide course offered by Pearl River Community College at the Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg. They are from left: First row - Kaelin Travis of Hattiesburg; Laura Guerrero of Dallas, Texas, and Harley Robertson of Ellisville.  Second row - Yasmine King of Kokomo, Nneka Robinson of Hattiesburg, and Heather Reynolds of Laurel. Third row - Keshia Partida of Hattiesburg, Shelly Reyer of Purvis, and Kenyana Petty of Hattiesburg.

PRCC's Ruby Lumpkin Smith receives Adult Education state award

Ruby Lumpkin Smith, Director of Adult Education at Pearl River Community College, has been named South Mississippi Adult Education Administrator of the Year for 2021.

The award is sponsored by the Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Education.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Smith, who just wrapped up her second year as the director at PRCC. “It means so much. I feel so blessed to have this job and to receive this award is such an amazing feeling.”

PRCC offering Court Reporting Technology program this fall

Starting in fall 2021, Pearl River Community College will begin a new Court Reporting program at the school’s Forrest County Campus and Hancock Center in Waveland.

Besides being the only college in Mississippi to offer Court Reporting, the program will offer a 45-hour certificate with an option to attain the Associate in Applied Science degree.

The program is designed to respond to an urgent need for well-trained, professional stenographers to record, transcribe and create an official record of court proceedings.

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