POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Historical Society presented its Award of Merit to Ronn Hague, museum director and digital media coordinator at Pearl River Community College, on Saturday, March 3.
He was honored for his vision and work to establish the PRCC Museum in 2001. It is believed to be one of the only, if not the only, museums in the country that chronicles the history of a two-year college.
Hague received the award during the society’s annual meeting at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president emeritus, also attended the awards luncheon. He was president when Hague conceived the idea of the museum and supported it through its inception and continual growth.
Hague holds an associate’s degree from PRCC and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. He has been employed at PRCC since 1999.
During that time, he has documented the college’s history in writing as well as in a 71-minute DVD called “The Pearl River College Story.” He also wrote, directed and filmed 50 short films for the college’s Healthy People Now! program; conceived of and produces the college yearbook in the CD-ROM format and teaches College Publications classes, including public history and a two-year film production class.
Hague has received numerous awards from the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi and was inducted into the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association Hall of Fame in 2011.
Ronn Hague, left, and Dr. William Lewis, president emeritus