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Posted by on 26 June

Registration for second four-week summer term ends July 2

Students still have time to register for Hinds Community College four-week summer classes that begin on Monday, July 1 but time is running out fast.

The last day to register without paying a late fee is Friday, June 28. With a late fee students can register on July 1-2.

Hinds Community College is closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Students will not have classes and all offices will be closed.

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 www.hindscc.edu or

http://http://www.hindscc.edu/admissions/class_schedule/default.aspx.

 

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Faculty recognized as Honors mentors
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20 June

Faculty recognized as Honors mentors

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized faculty members named by Honors students as mentors.

Faculty mentors recognized include, front from left, Sheila Hailey of Terry, Karen Robbins of Clinton, Beverly Fatherree of Clinton, Maj Perkins of Ridgeland, Sonya McQueen  of Clinton; back, Dr. Ben Cloyd  of Jackson, Shane Sprayberry of Raymond, Jeff Hughes of Richland, Stephen Wedding of Raymond, James Clark of Jackson and Mark Stanton of Clinton.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA.

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Posted by on 19 June

2012-2013 Honors Scholars recognized

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized Honors Scholars and Distinguished Honors Scholars.

Honors Scholars include, front from left, Zachary Wilson and Heather Ford, both of Clinton; back, Jacob Chambliss of Gulfport, Dameisha Wilson of San Bernardino, Calif., and Travis Clower of Manchester, Tenn.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA.

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Distinguished Honors Scholars recognized
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18 June

Distinguished Honors Scholars recognized

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The Hinds Community College Honors Institute on the Raymond Campus recently recognized Honors Scholars and Distinguished Honors Scholars.

Distinguished Honors Scholars include, front from left, Leah Fulcher of Brandon, Hannah Miller of Clinton, Destiny Winkler of Vicksburg;  back, Morgan Stringer of Jackson, Jarrick Finkley of Vicksburg, Hunter Lovvorn  of Raymond and Danielle Creel of Bentonia.

The Hinds Community College Honors Institute provides an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. Membership in the program is open to any high school graduate with a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or GPA of 3.5 as well as to any Hinds student with a 3.5 or higher college GPA. For more information on the Honors program, click here.

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Posted by on 17 June

Service members, families honored July 31

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College is hosting a Military Appreciation Day to honor members of the Armed Forces and their families on July 31, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus in Pearl.

Hinds is inviting all service members, whether they are inactive, retired or still serving, along with their families.

“We’re planning lots of activities for family fun, plus free popcorn, snow cones and other treats,” said Kathryn Cole, director of Enrollment Services.

A number of military support groups will be on hand, including the Mississippi National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, the Veterans Administration Vet Center, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Additionally, Hinds employees, including counselors and financial aid advisers, will be on hand to offer information about their education benefits and using them at Hinds, Cole said.

“As our service members return home and seek out new opportunities, Hinds Community College is ready to help them with their educational and career goals and enrolling in classes,” Cole said.

For more information see the Hinds web page or contact Ryan Braswell, coordinator of Veterans Affairs, at 601.857.3226 or at ryan.braswell@hindscc.edu.

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Posted by on 13 June

GED prep classes offered throughout summer

Hinds Community College is beginning new classes for people who aspire to finish their General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency certificate before the current test expires at the end of 2013.

 

Open registration dates for classes through Hinds Community College’s Adult Basic Education/GED program are as follows:

 

  • June 25 and July 16 at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on Sunset Drive, contact Bobby Sacus, 601.987.8150;

 

  • June 28 and July 19 at the Raymond Campus, Lois Barnes-Perkins, 601.857.3912;

 

  • June 27 and July 18 at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, contact Cleopatra Erves, 601.629.6873.

 

All times are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

 

The official GED test will change in 2014 and will be more difficult and more expensive. Plus, the test will move from a pencil and paper test to a computer-based test.

 

Those aspiring to finish their GED credential can only take the test three times in 2013 before scores on sections already passed expire and the new test is implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.

 

Hinds’ Adult Basic Education program also offers test dates throughout the remainder of the calendar year.

 

Call 601.857.3912 for more information. For a complete list of the test dates for the remainder of 2013 see the college website at http://www.hindscc.edu/Departments/abe_ged/test_dates.aspx.

 

Summer dates and contact information include the following:

 

Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center 601.987.8763 or 601.987.8150

Orientation:
Thursday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. Test: Saturday, July 27, 8:30 a.m.

Orientation:
Thursday, Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m. Test: Saturday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m.

Raymond Campus – District Adult Education Center– 601.987.8763

Orientation: Thursday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. Test: Thursday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.; Friday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.

Orientation: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. Test: Thursday, Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.; Friday, August 16, 9:30 a.m.

 

Raymond Campus – Denton Hall – 601.857.3467 or 601.857.3852

Orientation: Monday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. Test: Monday, July 15, 8:30 a.m.;

Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 a.m.

 

Utica Campus – 601.885.7022/7128 or 601.987.8763

Orientation and testing will be held in Walter Washington Administration Building, Room 130
Orientation: Monday, July 1, 8:30 a.m. Test: Tuesday, July 2, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, July 3, 8:30 a.m.
Vicksburg-Warren Campus – 601.629.6873
Orientation: Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. Test: Wednesday, July 24, 9:30 a.m.

Orientation: Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. Test: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m.

Orientation: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m. Test: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m.

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GED can be fruitful path to success, alum says
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11 June

GED can be fruitful path to success, alum says

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Hinds Community College alumnus and local attorney Jonathan Bullock of Madison outlined a recipe for success to about 100 2012-2013 GED recipients at the annual recognition ceremony on June 6 on the Raymond Campus.

“I speak on education because of the unique story I have because of the desire to try to inspire and motivate,” he said. “There are not many lawyers with a GED.”

Bullock was a high school dropout who received a General Education Development high school equivalency certificate before enrolling at Hinds in the early 1990s and eventually graduating from law school at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Clashes with his parents and sporadic school attendance at Clinton High School put him on a path to making $4.25 at the Farmer’s Market in Jackson. He figured out pretty fast that wasn’t a living wage.

Even after he went to Hinds and Mississippi State University and was a second-year law student, an unintended pregnancy could have derailed his path a second time but he got a day job and finished law school at night.

“There are many obstacles that have been presented to me that I’ve had to deal with. We all do.  It’s easy to get knocked off the path. You just have to get back up and keep going by putting one foot in front of the other,” he said.

About half the GED achievers participating in the ceremony stood up when they were asked if they have already enrolled at Hinds. Bullock urged all of them to enroll.

“Don’t stop there. Continue onto the next level. Use this as an opportunity to propel yourself to the next stage in your life.  You can only get there by a proper plan. Planning it out, mapping it out. Semester by semester.  Enroll,” he said.

Hinds offers the first class free to GED recipients and scholarships to those with high scores.

“There has never been a time in the history of the world that education is as important as it is today,” Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse told the GED achievers. “Without your high school diploma or your equivalency, GED, it’s almost virtually impossible to find a job in today’s society. More than 65 percent of the jobs today require at least a high school education and some training beyond high school.  Your community college is so important today for providing the kind of skills that you need to secure a good job and be successful in it.”

All 2012-2013 GED achievers in Hinds Community College’s district of Hinds, Rankin, Warren, Copiah and Claiborne counties are invited each year to participate in the ceremony

Each year Hinds Community College serves nearly 2,000 high school dropouts in its Adult Basic Education instructional and GED testing programs. The majority of these students are preparing to take the GED tests. Hinds, with the assistance of a Dollar General Literacy Foundation, waives the GED testing fee for students enrolled in the Hinds ABE program.

Those who pass the test are awarded a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma that allows them to continue their education at Hinds Community College and other higher education institutions.

 

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Gateway graduates get ‘second chance’ for diploma at Hinds CC
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11 June

Gateway graduates get ‘second chance’ for diploma at Hinds CC

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 New Gateway to College graduates are, from left, Alex Cotton, Northwest Rankin High School; Nicholas Anthony Torrence, Brandon High School; Kaitlyn Delories McNeely, Brandon High School; Larry Maples, Northwest Rankin High School; and Sam Lewis, Northwest Rankin High School. The five graduated from high school in the program through a partnership of Hinds Community College and Rankin County schools by taking college courses and receiving credit at both the high school and college levels.

 Alex Cotton spoke on behalf of the graduating class.

 

 

 

Alex Cotton credits a bad case of senioritis with his dropping out of Northwest Rankin High School.

He missed so much class there was no way he could walk at graduation with friends he had known since second and third grade.

“We all kind of had a little pow-wow right after I dropped out,” said Cotton, 19. “It was just kind of sad that I wouldn’t be walking with them because I have known them so long.”

But one of those friends read in a local newspaper about a new Gateway to College partnership between Hinds Community College and schools in Rankin County last summer. The partnership, based on the Rankin Campus in Pearl, would allow dropouts or potential dropouts to finish high school by taking college classes for credit and get both a high school diploma and a head start on college.

He was so intrigued by the possibility that he came ready to enroll before application packets were even ready.

“Now I’m happy to say I’m part of the first graduating class,” he said of the June 6 ceremony. “And there are at least five more individuals in the world with a high school diploma.”

Cotton already has 14 hours at Hinds, where he plans to continue for at least two more semesters.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse said Gov. Phil Bryant’s support of the Mississippi Works legislation paved the way for the unique partnership in Mississippi. State funding dollars follow the student to the community college, where they enroll in tuition-free college classes for dual credit.

Gateway to College is based in Oregon, but the model has been replicated at 43 colleges in 23 states. Hinds CC applied for a grant to become the first Mississippi Gateway to College site.

Muse said many students drop out for reasons that have nothing to do with academics. “A lot of them have different reasons and might say, ‘I’m just going to call it quits and not continue my education,’” Muse said. “This is a creative program, a great opportunity.”

Dr. Lynn Weathersby, Rankin County schools superintendent and a member of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees, praised the five graduates for not giving up. “You’re a group who knew you needed ‘something else.’ You’re now receiving the benefit of that ‘something else.’”

Gateway to College began in fall 2012. The program has 85 enrolled for fall 2013 but is still taking applications throughout the summer, said Gateway to College Director Valerie Barton.

“Gateway is a program of second chances for high school students to graduate with a diploma. Many caring people came together as partners to provide this opportunity,” said Dr. Sue Powell, vice president for Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

For more information, contact Barton at 601.936.5580 or at Valerie.barton@hindscc.edu or see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu/gateway.

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