After Chris graduated from Clinton High School, he enrolled in the automotive technology program on the Raymond Campus. Chris then finished his degree and entered the work world.
Fast forward a few years and Chris, now 22, is re-enrolled at Hinds working on his second degree, this one in landscape and irrigation management.
While he thought the automotive technology program was good, he thinks the landscape field is a better fit. Although settling on a career has been challenge, picking his college has never been.
He sees plenty of pluses. “The affordability, campus life and the scheduling – everything is right here,” he said.
“There’s no point in spending the big money to do the core classes at a big four-year university when you can just do it here at Hinds. It transfers. And you’re saving a lot more money. It’s just a great school in general,” Chris said.
After he graduates in May, he plans to transfer to Mississippi State University for a third degree – a bachelor’s in landscape contracting.