Landscape Dept. annual plant sale continues

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Landscape Dept. annual plant sale continues
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15 April

Landscape Dept. annual plant sale continues

Plant Sale

The Hinds Community College Landscape Department annual plant sale continues on April 19-20.

The plant sale, which helps students attend conferences, is at the produce market building next to the Gray-Partridge Center on Highway 18 in Raymond. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20.

The plant sale features trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and vines.

For more information contact Martha Hill,

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Raymond Campus offering new creative writing class
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15 April

Raymond Campus offering new creative writing class

Creative Writing

Hinds Community College is offering a new creative writing class as an elective on the Raymond Campus.

The course will cover non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. Students will be expected to write and submit their original words and to revise based on classroom discussions and editing.

Students can sign up for the course, ENG 2133-RYCA , on the Hinds website.

Registration for fall classes that begin on August 19 opens for current students on April 8 and for new students on April 15.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For information and schedules, see the Hinds website at For information on the class, contact Melissa Buie, English department chair, at or 601.857.3787.

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Nursing students inducted into honor society

Hinds Community College inducted the inaugural class of the new Omega chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Nursing on April 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Twenty-seven students in the Associate Degree Nursing program at either Rankin Campus or Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center were inducted into the Hinds chapter.

They are Gagandeep Bal of Clinton, Brook Banks of Madison, Carmen Boggan of Mendenhall, Sarah Cannon of Clinton, Jake Chandler of Carthage, Kay Crotwell of Jackson, Sarah Enstrom of Madison, Elizabeth Fairchild of Magee, Brenda Foster of Brookhaven, Larissa Garner of Vicksburg, Ruth Gerber of Brandon, Nicholas Irons of Brandon, Jay Johnson of Byram, Rashetta Jones of Jackson, Dorian Klenovich of Ridgeland, Elizabeth Luker of Florence, VeSharne McPherson of Indianola, Nicole McWilliams of Raymond, Bonnie Medders of Brandon, Virginia Poole of Florence, Christi Rossetti of Brandon, Ashley Strickland of Raymond, Erica Stuart of Forest, Paige Townsend of Brandon, LaQuwanda Wallace of Jackson, Leah Warner of Pearl and Brandi Welch of Vaiden.

The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN), in order to promote scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing, has established the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society and has made provisions for the establishment of Institutional Honor Society Chapters. The objective of the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing.

Membership is offered after the first two semesters to students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have earned a grade of B or better in each nursing class of the nursing program with no previous failures in any nursing course.

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McLendon Library hosts Lincoln Exhibit, invites schools

As part of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Hinds Community College will host a prestigious national traveling exhibit from Aug. 12 through Sept. 20 at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Along with the 1,000-foot exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” Mary Beth Applin, dean of Learning Resources, is planning a series of programs during September, spring boarding off the exhibit.

“We have a terrific line-up of performances, lectures and activities that is sure to appeal to everyone.  We think students, faculty/staff, local schools and community members will find something fascinating to see or do at our library while learning about one of our greatest presidents,” she said.

As part of the exhibit, Hinds is extending a specific invitation to schools to book trips to see the exhibit and attend some of the special programs. The national project has curriculum materials and other materials aimed at students. For more information and to register, go to the page on the Hinds website,

The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Among the activities being planned in September to partner with the exhibit are dramatic readings from diaries by Jackson State’s Theater group MadDrama, music and dancing by Hinds’ Jubilee Singers and Montage Dancers, intriguing examinations of civil war constitutional issues from Mississippi College’s debate team, and various lectures on the war, slavery and Lincoln’s legacy from local historians and guest speakers.

According to the American Library Association website, the exhibit “brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.”

The traveling exhibition content is organized into six thematic sections:

• The Introduction lays out the three critical questions—concerning slavery, secession, and civil liberties—facing the nation in 1860, when Lincoln was elected President with less than 40 percent of the vote.


• “Oath of Office” focuses on Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, at a time when the Constitution was being challenged and the United States was falling apart. The new president promised that the government would not attack the South if the South did not attack the Union, but he also took a solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution.


• “Divided” asks the question, “Are we a single nation or a confederacy of sovereign and separate states?” Lincoln believed that his inaugural oath compelled him to preserve the Union, that secession was unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Southern states believed that they were under attack.


• “Bound” reflects the nation’s struggle with the problem of slavery, with which it had been vexed since America’s founding. The Constitution left the matter of slavery in the hands of the individual states. But many asked, “How can a country founded on the belief that ‘all men are created equal’ tolerate slavery?”


• “Dissent” raises the question: “Must civil liberties give way to save the Union?” In face of the chaos and danger facing Lincoln and the Union, Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus—the constitutional provision that protects citizens of the United States against arbitrary arrests.


• “Legacy” focuses on the Gettysburg Address and on the work yet to be done to achieve the ideals of equality, freedom, and democracy articulated in the Constitution and cherished by Lincoln. Acknowledging the shortcomings of his own age, Lincoln challenged future generations of Americans to continue the work of realizing our nation’s highest ideals. Using self-stick notes on an exhibition panel, visitors are invited to answer the question, “Has America lived up to the ideals Lincoln fought for?”

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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Vicksburg students benefit from Education Pays program

In 2012, Vicksburg businessman Ray Neilsen, the Co-Trustee of The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, wanted to help change lives. He came up with the idea for the Education Pays program, giving those that were unable to finish high school or obtain a GED (General Education Development) certificate another chance.

Under the program, eligible Warren County adult students are given a one-time award of $500 upon completion of their certified GED after enrolling in the Adult Education program at Hinds Community College.

Five students were given their Education Pays award recently, bringing the total award recipients to 76.

Among them were Deborah Lang-Norwood, Whitney Williams, Casheka Northern, Margaret Botford and Cody Whitehead, all Warren County residents.

Hinds Community College also offers the first college class tuition free for GED recipients who are first-time college students.

For more information on Education Pays, visit or call Betty Gibson, coordinator for Adult Education, at 601.857.3914.

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Memorial scholarship honoring 2 physicians established

A new scholarship to benefit respiratory therapy students at Hinds Community College has been established as a memorial to two pulmonary physicians who made exceptional contributions to the success of Hinds’ graduates: Dr. Wallace Conerly and Dr. William “Chappie” Pinkston.

The respiratory therapy community was greatly saddened in 2011 to have lost these two champions in a single year. As a tribute to both of them, a joint scholarship has been established in their names, said Shirley Jenkins, respiratory therapy instructor at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

“Dr. Conerly and Dr. Pinkston were both highly respected pulmonologists who had attained high levels of success in their field. This scholarship is an expression of gratitude for them, and we hope it will help future students remember that they walk in the footprint of these giants,” Jenkins said.

Dr. Pinkston was a professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For 25 years Dr. Pinkston served as the medical director of the Hinds Respiratory Care Technology program. This involved coming to the college almost weekly to lecture or to attend student presentations of patient cases. He had a powerful gift for teaching and could make complex medical information easily understood by novice students, Jenkins said.

Over the years Dr. Conerly spent many Friday mornings at NAHC. He would drop by on his way to work as vice chancellor of the University of Mississippi Medical Center to hear the Respiratory Therapy sophomores present a patient case to their faculty and classmates.

Dr. Conerly would then follow up with a brief lecture to help illuminate the topic at hand. These lectures provided far more than the value of the information he shared with the students, Jenkins said.

“The world of medicine held them both in high regard, and their time was very valuable. At the same time, both men knew the value of respiratory therapy to healthcare and devoted a significant amount of time to ensuring the success of our program and its students,” Jenkins said.

The Respiratory Therapy Department at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center has established the Conerly & Pinkston Scholarship.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Shirley Jenkins, Respiratory Therapy Department, 601.376.4827. For more information on donating to scholarships at Hinds Community College, call 601.857.3363 or see the alumni/foundation tab at

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