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PRCC Welcomed Wildcats Home for Homecoming 2018

Pearl River Community College celebrated homecoming Saturday, Oct. 20, with a dedication, luncheon, carnival, and celebration of championships.

Mrs. Verlene Cole of Oak Grove was honored with the dedication of the Pearl River Community College Alumni House being named in her honor. Mrs. Cole has been a longtime supporter of PRCC.

“Verlene Cole is one of those people that you know when you meet her that she is going to put her heart and soul into making your cause a success story. She is one who takes the lead in any project that we do through the College Foundation and Alumni Association. Verlene’s passion and determination exemplifies and gives meaning to what the “Spirit of the River” and the “Wildcat Way” means to so many of us,” said Mr. Ernie Lovell, Executive Director of Development Foundation/Alumni Association.

Cole spoke at the dedication about the importance of getting involved and remaining connected to PRCC. “If you attended PRCC for just one semester you are an alumnus and I encourage you all to become an active member,” said Cole.

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Community members enjoy the free carnival at the 2018 PRCC Homecoming.

The celebration continued with the annual homecoming luncheon where four athletes were inducted into the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s inductee class included Ashley Graeter of Poplarville, Lindsey Lee of Bay St. Louis, Ed Porter of Bay St. Louis, and James Singleton of Chicago. These individuals were honored for their outstanding athletic achievements, success, and Wildcat spirit.

Dr. Jason and Shannon Estep of Poplaville received this year’s Distinguished Service Award for their contributions to PRCC and the community. The Esteps provide scholarships to nine PRCC students annually. Shannon is a 2003 graduate from the college’s Associate Degree nursing program.

This year’s Alumnus of the Year is Mrs. Glenda Floyde Robbins. Mrs. Robbins has established the Donald K. Robbins Scholarship in her husband, Mr. Donald K. Robbins’ memory. She is a member of the College Foundation board and is active with the Marion/Jeff Davis Alumni Chapter. Mrs. Robbins attended Pearl River Community College from 1963 to 1965.

After the luncheon PRCC’s baseball team was recognize and presented with their 2018 State Championship rings. The presentation included words of appreciation and encouragement from Head Coach Michel Avalon and PRCC President, Dr. Breerwood.

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PRCC’s baseball team was recognized and presented with their 2018 State Championship rings.

The college’s annual homecoming carnival was a success with local community members and their children as fun jumpers, face painting, and more were enjoyed.

The 2018 Homecoming queen and her court were presented at halftime of the game and sophomore, Cammie Moree of Sumrall, was crowned homecoming queen.

The Court included Cameryn Jones, Wiggins; Hancock sophomore Olivia Gex, Kiln; Forrest County freshman Cambri Brewer, Petal; Poplarville freshman Doris Ledet, Columbia; Forrest County sophomore Sarah-Ashlyn Barber, Picayune; Hancock sophomore; Kaitlyn Cranmer, Diamondhead; Poplarville sophomore Addison Smith, Poplarville; Poplarville freshman Savannah Byrd, Picayune.

The theme of PRCC’s 2018 Homecoming was “All Roads Lead Home” and the college hopes all alumni remember that PRCC will always be a home to come back to.

PRCC Marketing and Communications photos by: Alexx Kennedy

Cammie Moree of Sumrall, escorted by her father Allen Moree, was crowned by PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood at halftime of the homecoming game


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