POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.
The Dr. William Lewis Honors Institute is located on the second floor of the Poplarville campus' historic White Hall.
The school plans to renovate the building's first floor to also make it part of the institute.
Saturday, school administrators and alumni gathered with the Lewis family for a ceremony to unveil a marker naming the institute.
It will serve as a gathering place for study and lecture presentations.
The honors program at PRCC is four years old.
Lewis served as president of the school from 2000-2017.
Dr. Adam Breerwood became president of the college when Lewis retired in July.