POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Pearl River Community College
Dr. Adam Breerwood, Pearl River Community College Vice President for the Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center, was inducted into the William Carey University Alumni Hall of Fame Friday on the WCU campus in Hattiesburg.
Breerwood has been affiliated with PRCC as an employee since 1997 when he was hired as assistant baseball coach and previously played baseball at The River in 1994 and 1995.
After a highly-successful high school baseball career, the Waveland native signed an athletic and academic scholarship at PRCC, where he earned All-MACJC and All-Region 23 baseball honors in the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
His .416 batting average in 1995 remains the all-time record at the school. After his stint at The River, Breerwood signed with the head coach Bobby Halford's William Carey Crusader baseball team where he earned All-Gulf South Atlantic Conference and All-Region honors in 1996 and 1997, as well as NAIA All-American honorable mention status his senior season.
His 25 doubles, in 1997, remains the university's current single season record.
Breerwood earned his B.S. degree in history in 1997 and his M.Ed. in education in 1999 from WCU, as well as his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003.
He served as PRCC's assistant baseball coach in 1997 through 2002. In addition, he was head coach of the college's inaugural women and men's soccer programs in 1999 and served in that capacity until 2003.
In his final season as a coach, Breerwood's men's team won the MACJC and Region 23 championships, which resulted in his being named 'Coach of the Year' that season. He was inducted in the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 for his athletic accomplishments.
In 2002, he began his career in community college administration serving as PRCC's assistant director of recruitment and orientation before being promoted to director in 2003. Under his leadership, Pearl River saw a record level of enrollment, with an increase of over 10.5 percent.
A year later, he was named dean of student services where he served for eight years and was promoted to vice president of the college's main campus in 2011. Breerwood is a 2008 graduate of the American Association of Community Colleges Future President's Institute and a 2010 graduate of the Mississippi Economic Council's Leadership Mississippi.
He is a 2013 Rotary International Paul Harris fellow and served as the President of the Rotary Club of Poplarville. His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Pine Belt Board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Pearl River County Crimestoppers.
He is also a member of the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2013, Dr. Breerwood was selected as one of Mississippi's top 40 business leaders under the age of 40.
The Mississippi Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 program seeks to identify and recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the state's overall economic progress, often working at their own local levels.
In 2014 the Association of Educational Office Professionals selected him as PRCC's Administrator of the Year. Breerwood was born in New Orleans, La., but has called Mississippi home since 1987.
He attended St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis where he was an outstanding athlete and served as Student Body President his senior year.
He has been married to the former Shana Scarborough for 18 years.
The couple are the parents of a daughter, Lexey, age 15, and a son, Blaise, age 14. Shana is the accountant for the PRCC development foundation.