PRCC State of the College Address

POPLARVILLE – Dr. Adam Breerwood, President of Pearl River Community College, hosted the first- ever State of the College Address Wednesday during which he discussed the achievements, challenges, and future plans for the college.

Students, faculty, staff, and local legislators were in attendance to hear about the continued growth of the college.

Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC President, hosted the first State of the College Address during which he discussed the achievements, challenges, and future plans for the college.

These future plans include more than $20 million in building projects funded through multiple sources and designed to meet the college’s growing demand.

The building projects include a new Hancock Center facility, a workforce training facility located near the Lowery Woodall Center, as well as a new science annex and two new dorms for the Poplarville Campus.

PRCC Hancock Center plans are underway including an administration building and Workforce Development Center.

A rendering of the new Training Development Center project in Forrest County.

A rendering of the new science building project on the Poplarville Campus.

The Poplarville dorms will provide housing for 276 more students, giving more opportunities for enrollment to grow. Breerwood said currently, the three-year-trend for enrollment is up 14.5 percent. That number is expected to continue rising.

“I’m proud to work for Dr. Breerwood and proud to be a Wildcat,” commented David Collum, Electronics Instructor at PRCC.

One of the reasons community colleges like PRCC are seeing more enrollment is due to tuition increases at state and private universities.

Dr. Breerwood stated students who attend PRCC save $10,000 on average by enrolling at the two-year college as a freshman.

Breerwood also urged all in attendance to take into consideration what they could do to contribute to the continued growth of PRCC. The main request was to help the college to continue to tell it’s story providing PRCC the chance to give more students the chance to start their success journey.

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