Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College today was named one the country's top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
The eligibility marks the third time the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has recognized PRCC for the prize, which carries with it $1 million in funds.
"Pearl River Community College has been extremely fortunate to have been recognized for the third year in a row as being eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence," said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. "This honor is afforded to the top ten percent of community colleges in America. This places Pearl River in a unique position among community colleges nationwide. It is our belief that this is a most significant reflection on the quality of the product produced by our institution."
The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional outcomes in student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low_income students.
Ten finalists will be named in the fall of 2014 and site visits will be conducted at those colleges. The grand prize winner and a few finalists with distinction will be named in early 2015.
In recent years, several organizations have listed PRCC among the country's best:
nCreate a Career website ranks PRCC as 23rd on its December 2013 list of the 25 Best Community Colleges in the United States.
nTheBestSchools.org website listed PRCC as 28th nationally in 2013.
nCNN Money's list of top community colleges ranked PRCC 20th in 2012.
nPRCC is listed on the Military Friendly Schools list for 2013 and 2014.
The 150 colleges eligible for the Aspen Prize were selected from more than 1,000 public two-year colleges based on publicly available data on student outcomes.
"I think that it speaks volumes about the level of quality in the educational opportunities we provide here," said Dr. Justin Williamson, English instructor and president of the Poplarville campus Faculty Association. "Just to be in the company of these other institutions is an honor in itself. It's a tremendous recognition and honor and it seems to be a really happy trend with the Aspen Prize and the other recognitions."
The 150 community colleges are located in 37 states, represent urban, rural and suburban markets large and small schools, such as Miami Dade College with more than 100,000 students in Florida and Carver Career Center in West Virginia with fewer than 500. PRCC has more than 4,000 students enrolled.
Other Mississippi community colleges eligible to apply include East Mississippi, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Southwest.
The 2013 Aspen Prize was awarded to co-winners Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College and Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College. Valencia College in Florida won the inaugural 2011 prize.
PRCC will submit an application containing detailed data on degree/certificate completion, employment and earnings of PRCC graduates and student learning outcomes.
"Community colleges have tremendous power to change lives, and their success will increasingly define our nation's economic strength and the potential for social mobility for every American," said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, in a prepared statement. "This competition is designed to spotlight the excellent work being done in the most effective community colleges, those that best help students obtain meaningful, high_quality education and training for competitive_wage jobs after college. We hope it will raise the bar and provide a roadmap for community colleges nationwide."
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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