PEARL RIVER COUNTY
Home Builders Association
The Pearl River County Home Builders Association offers
one full scholarship:
Scholarships are given to a qualified student within Pearl River County. To be considered, the applicant must be a graduate of a Pearl River County High School or Home School Graduate within Pearl River County. The applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in a building related coursex
2017-2018 Recipient: Joseph Gilkey
2016-2017 Recipient: Gavin Necaise
2015-2016 Recipient: George Drennan
2014-2015 Recipient: Dustin Castleberry
2013-2014 Recipient: Joseph Frierson
Home Builders fund PRCC scholarship
POPLARVILLE - Members of the Pearl River County Home Builders Association visited Pearl River Community College Wednesday, Jan. 27, to renew the organization’s support of career and technical programs.
The association presented PRCC with $2,650 to be used for a full-tuition, one-year scholarship for a student in a program related to home building and construction.
“We’re losing the trades in the building industry,” member Mark Wallace said. “We see a decline in the young people going into the industry. This shows the Pearl River County Home Builders Association’s dedication to helping students.”
The association has been active in supporting construction-related programs at PRCC for several years, including sponsoring a crawfish boil during the spring 2015 semester and helping form a student chapter of the association.
Drafting and design instructors Jesse Walker and Rodney Clark are sponsors of the student chapter.
PRCC offers several programs that can lead to jobs in the construction industry - drafting and design technology, electrical technology, electronics technology, heating and air conditioning and masonry.
“In talking to county and city officials in both Poplarville and Picayune, it seems home building is picking up after a long slump,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, PRCC vice president for workforce and economic development.
At the same time building is increasing, more and more skilled workers are retiring, he said.
“This helps to fill the pipeline,” Alsobrooks said. “This is just helping with that need.”
The association also plans to assist PRCC with expenses in sending students to state and national Skills USA competition, Wallace said.
The Pearl River County Home Builders Association presented $2,650 to Pearl River Community College for a one-year, full-tuition scholarship for a student in a home building-related field. Pictured are, from left, Charles Lee and Glen Rayburn, association board members; Dr. Ed Pinero, PRCC career-technical director; Ernie Lovell, PRCC Development Foundation director; Scott White, association secretary; Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, PRCC vice president for workforce and economic development; Mark Wallace, association member; Debbie Sharff, association board member; Judy Lassere, association executive director; Byron Hill, association member; PRCC drafting instructor Jesse Walker, Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC vice president for Poplarville campus and Hancock Center; and PRCC drafting instructor Rodney Clark.
PRCC Public Relations photo
The Pearl River County Home Builders Association presented a $12,000 check to Pearl River Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The money is to be used for scholarships for students in programs related to home building.
Pictured are, front row from left, Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, PRCC vice president for workforce and economic development; association founding member Mark Wallace, association president Dennis Collier, association executive officer Judy Lessere, association board member Bob Wedge; back row, PRCC drafting instructor Rodney Clark, association secretary Scott White, Dr. Ed Pinero, PRCC director of career-technical education; Dr. Adam Breerwood, PRCC vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center; and PRCC drafting instructor Jesse Walker. PRCC Public Relations photo
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