|Janet Braswell, PRCC Public Relations Assistant
POPLARVILLE, Miss. - Future engineers have been chosen as Mr. and Miss PRCC at Pearl River Community College.
Parker Dungan of Columbia and Belle Failla of Picayune were elected by the student body. Both plan on becoming engineers.
Class favorites for the Poplarville campus are sophomores Jenna Lee and Austin Watson, both of Picayune, and freshmen Cabrein Bell of Pearlington and Dalton Spiers of Poplarville.
Forrest County Center favorites are sophomores Gary Easterling and Alexis Pickens, both of Hattiesburg, and freshmen Hailey Holland of Columbia and Jared Keys of Hattiesburg.
Hancock Center class favorites are sophomores Kamri Jones of Bay St. Louis and Juwan Hollins and freshmen Tianna Pierson of Bay St. Louis and Jimmie Toler of Pass Christian.
Dungan, 20, is the son of Jeff and Rene Dungan of Columbia. A graduate of Columbia High School, is a pitcher on the Wildcat baseball team and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship leader. He plans to become a civil engineer although he has not decided where to continue his education.
Failla is the 22-year-old daughter of David and Cindy Failla of Picayune. She is president of the Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Miss PRCC Wildcat 2017 and a member of the Honors Institute, Student Alumni Association and the 2016 homecoming court. A graduate of Mother of Divine Grace, she plans to student mechanical engineering at Mississippi State University.
Lee, 20, is the daughter of Kristen Anderson of Picayune and the late Chris Lee. A graduate of Pearl River Central High School, she is president of the Student Government Association, vice president of the Honors Institute and a member of the Student Alumni Association and PTK. She plans to attend Mississippi College to study medical science.
Watson, a graduate of Picayune Memorial High School, is majoring in business management and hopes to receive an intership at Stennis Space Center or Elevation Church. He is a member of the PRCC cheerleading squad and FCA. He is the 20-year-old son of Glen and Debbie Miller of Picayune.
Bell, 19, is the daughter of Cabrina Bell of Pearlington. A graduate of Hancock High School, she plans to transfer to Alcorn State University to study physical therapy.
Spiers, 19, is the son of Hank and Dana Spiers of Poplarville. A graduate of Poplarville High School, he is a member of the Honors Institute, PTK and the Baptist Student Union. He is a business education major.
Easterling is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School. The 20-year-old son of Genean and Rodrick Buffaloe of Hattiesburg, he is a member of the Beta Tau Gamma PTK chapter. He plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to student computer science.
Pickens, 19, is the daughter of Pamela and Albert Pickens Jr. of Hattiesburg. A graduate of Oak Grove High School, she is president of the Forrest County Center SGA and was on the 2016 homecoming court. She plans to study forensics at USM.
A graduate of Prentiss Christian School, Holland is the 18-year-old daughter of Angela and Marc Holland of Columbia. She is a member of Collegiate DECA, was on the 2016 homecoming court and is a business management technology major. She plans to continue modeling after graduation.
Keys, 24, is the son of Michael Keys of Hattiesburg and Cynthia Hope of Melbourne, Fla. A graduate of Oak Grove High School, he is a biochemistry major who plans to transfer to USM after completing his PRCC studies.
Jones, 21, is the daughter of Brandi Wyman of Bay St. Louis and Nathaniel Jones of Lucedale. A graduate of Hancock High School, she is president of the Hancock Center SGA, active in community service and was on the 2016 homecoming court. She plans to study psychology at Houston University.
Pierson is the 18-year-old daughter of Nathan and Anjelica Pierson of Bay St. Louis. She is vice president of the Hancock Center SGA and a nursing major. She is a graduate of Bay High School.
Toler is the son of Jason and Lynn Toler of Baton Rouge. A graduate of Tascosa High School, he is majoring in accounting and plans to attend USM.
Hollins, 19, is the son of Tara Kutscherenko of Waveland. A graduate of Hancock High School, he is a member of PTK. He plans to transfer to USM to study sports management after finishing the associate’s degree at PRCC.