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Posted by on 26 November

Utica Campus receives mini-grant for healthy living

Approximately four years ago, the Hinds Utica Campus Division of Social Sciences/Education began a peer educators initiative that sought to provide activities specific to the behavioral health needs of the student population. The initiative was designed to identify behavior or health needs, intervene when necessary, and refer treatment for those who needed it.

As a result of the initiative, a mini grant was written through the Utica Campus Title III program and has been funded in the amount of $7,500 to continue in that effort. The Title III proposal, U-HELP: Utica Healthy Engagement Leads to Prevention, is now a collaborative project between the Social Sciences/Education Division and the Health and Wellness Program.

The aim of U-HELP is to strengthen the social, emotional and reasoning skills of the students in an effort to aid them in making wise choices. The main focus of the project is geared toward prevention of substance abuse through early intervention and clinical referrals. The mission of the project is to recruit and train student leaders to become peer educators. These students will then coordinate activities supported by the behavioral health component of the Health and Wellness Center on the Utica Campus.

The projects will provide opportunities for the peer educators to strengthen their leadership skills, become student mentors and role models, assist their peers in recognizing when help and change are needed, and assist their peers in locating services and activities that are available when needed.

Students who are particularly encouraged to become peer educators are those whose majors are in the area of social work/sociology, psychology, education and science. The requirements for becoming a peer educator include a faculty recommendation, a clean disciplinary record, an essay on “Why I Am a Suitable Candidate for the U-HELP Project” and at least a 2.2 GPA that leads to transferring to a four- year institution.

The project was funded by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health. The directors of the project are Dr. Gloria Daniels, chairperson of the Social Sciences Division and Lena Mason, director of the Health and Wellness program. Dr. Tiffany Anderson is coordinator of the Title III-Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) program.

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The Wellness Complex on the Utica Campus

 

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Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees
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25 November

Hinds CC names student, faculty HEADWAE honorees

 

 

Jane Flowers of Vicksburg, work based learning and developmental studies coordinator on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus, and Caleb Upton of Natchez, a general studies student and baseball player on the Raymond Campus, have been named Hinds CC’s honorees for the Legislature’s Feb. 18, 2014, HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) program.

Flowers began her education as a student at Hinds, studying distribution and marketing technology, in 1973. She went on to Mississippi State University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in distributive education and her Master of Education in industrial education.

She came back to her alma mater in 1975, where she began her Hinds career as a secondary cooperative distributive education instructor and coordinator, as well as a marketing and fashion merchandising instructor. During her 29 years of service to the college, Flowers has served as a tourism and hospitality instructor; developmental education instructor; career exploration instructor; public relations assistant; career center director; speech, music, art, nutrition and reading departmental chair; and her current role, work based learning and developmental education studies coordinator. She also worked as a full-time mother to her three children from 1981 to 1990. All of her Hinds positions were served on the Vicksburg/Warren Campus.

Flowers is a member of the district student services committee, district scholarship committee, adult education and community services committee, student affairs committee, and the Hinds Community College education association. She is also a member of the Mississippi and National Association of Developmental Education Teachers. Flowers has been named a Hinds Community College Hero, received the 3E Award, the college’s highest honor, and has been awarded numerous instructor of the year awards, among many other titles.

Caleb Upton is a member of the Hinds Eagles baseball team, the Honors program and the Baptist Student Union, where he is a lead team member. He has been named for the Dean’s and President’s lists and is the recipient of the G.J. Cain Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

After finishing his classes in Raymond, Upton plans to move on to a four-year university to continue his studies, with the ultimate goal of becoming a coach and mentor to young athletes.

Both Flowers and Upton will be honored at the HEADWAE luncheon in downtown Jackson on Feb. 18.

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Posted by on 22 November

Utica Campus inducts its first NTHS members

The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department held its first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction recently. Thirteen members from various career and technical programs were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement. Each of the honorees were recommended by an instructor, had earned at least 12 semester hours and had an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better. The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education Department strives to prepare students with marketable work skills that will equip the graduate to compete in this rapidly changing world of work.

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Pictured are inductees, front row from left, Mariah Good of Utica, office systems technology major; Angela Hall of Vicksburg, radio/television production major; Tracy Romo of Utica, cosmetology major; Keara Shannon of Hazlehurst, cosmetology major; Landria Myles of Edwards, cosmetology major, and Thessalonia Bingham of Jackson, clothing & textiles services major; back from left, are Willie Barnes of Hazlehurst, residential carpentry major; Christopher McCaskill of Jackson, residential carpentry major; Bridget Brown of Crystal Springs, clothing & textiles services major, and Anthony Shelby of Canton, food production management major.

NTHS was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization to recognize outstanding students in vocational education. Its mission is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.

For more information, see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu or http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/careertech.aspx

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Posted by on 22 November

Utica Campus choir to perform Christmas Cantata

The 45-member voice choir of the Choral Music Department on the Utica Campus, under the leadership of Dr. Bobby G. Cooper, will perform Cantata #142, “uns ist ein kind geboren,” at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium.

The Cantata, which has been contributed to J.S. Bach, was originally written in German but will be performed in English.

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The Cantata begins with a short overture that sets an anticipatory mood for the first choral movement, “for us a child is born.” This exciting movement is the longest of the work, imitative in musical style, followed by an aria for bass and a chorus of praise in triple meter, homophonic texture, and fast tempo. A tenor aria precedes a recitative and aria for alto. A concluding movement is an energetic chorale of praise entitled “Alleluia” that is simply written for the chorus but with a soaring continuously flowing sixteenth-note melody written above the voices.

Again this year, the Southern String Players, under the leadership of Alejandero Encinas, artistic director of Education for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will provide the accompaniment for the Cantata. Also assisting at the piano for the Christmas work will be Utica native Judy Walker. She has served for many years as the accompanist for the college choir. Guest soloists for the work attributed to Bach will be tenor Jason Walker of Utica and Calvin Bogan of Jackson, a Utica Campus baritone graduate and Jackson State University senior music performance major.

The renowned Utica Jubilee Singers will also perform in the winter concert. Their repertoire will consist of original materials as performed by the founding Utica Jubilee Singers. Additionally, they will sing contemporary Christmas tunes, spirituals and blues genres.

Tamarceo Show of Florence and Jasmine Jones of Jackson will be featured soloists at the winter concert. Shaw, a Utica Campus music graduate, received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in April 2012 from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Jones is a Utica Campus sophomore graphic design major.

A variety of well-known anthems and spirituals will also be featured during the concert. As customary, the concert will conclude with a number of rousing renditions of contemporary gospel selections. Cedric Smith, Calvin Bogan, Jeremy Bew, Maurice Durr, Raphael McDonald, Cedric Stinson and Dijhonne Singleton, all Utica Campus graduates and former Jubilees, will assist the choir with this section of gospel music.

The concert will be dedicated to Frank Crump Jr., who was a long time director and faculty of Vocational-Technical Education on the Utica Campus, and Jimmie Lewis, a graduate of both Hinds AHS and Utica Junior College, who was an outstanding member and soloist with the college choir.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Bobby Cooper at .601.885.7079 or see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu or http://www.hindscc.edu/Map_Locations/ut/default.aspx.

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Posted by on 22 November

Dalton named Most Beautiful in annual Beauty Revue

 

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Jade Dalton of Flora, a graduate of Bartlett High School, was named Most Beautiful in the 2013 Eagle Beauty Revue pageant at Hinds Community College on Nov. 14.

Dalton, 19, is a freshman political science major on the Raymond Campus. As a high school student, she was a member of theater, debate team, and a young adult fiction writing club. She plans to get her bachelor’s degree in political science from a four-year university and eventually attend law school at the University of Mississippi.

Twenty-five women participated in the Eagle Beauty Revue, which is sponsored by The Eagle yearbook on the Raymond Campus.

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Posted by on 13 November

Rankin Campus inducts fall PTK members

The Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus inducted new members on Oct. 25.

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They include, front from left, Kimberly Storey of Brandon, Jessica Jasper of Brandon, Amber Bynum of Pearl, Daniel Ray of  Pearl, Emily Mitchell of Brandon, Alyn Parker of Brandon, Kerri Ozborn of Brandon; middle row, Tammy Watts of Florence, Mallory Walker of Brandon, Bruce Odems of Austin, Texas, Danielle Dobbins of  Florence, Courtney Crockett of Pelahatchie, Jessica Stagner of West Chicago, Ill., Alexandra Peterson of Richland and Lana Yates of Richland; back, Nicholas Altobelli of Brandon, Jodie Ortner of Monticello, Ark., Collins Rice of Pearl, Shaeron Owen of Yazoo City, John Yoakum of Richland, Letretia McMillion of Sumrall, Benjamin Polk of San Diego and Chris Stayton of Byram.

For more about Hinds Phi Theta Kappa see:

http://www.hindscc.edu/studentlife/activities/clubs/ptk/default.aspx

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Posted by on 13 November

Rankin County students, employees meet with legislators

Hinds Community College hosted the annual fall legislative luncheon on Nov. 8, giving local lawmakers a chance to talk to students and employees and hear about the priorities of the 15 community colleges in Mississippi.

The students who met with legislators were members of either the Hinds Connection student recruiting and public relations group or Student VOICES, a statewide organization designed to empower community college students to become civically engaged at the local, state, national and global levels. One of their missions is to support mid-level funding, which is a per-student funding level for community colleges midway between funding for K-12 and regional public universities students.

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Among those attending from Rankin County were Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Dean of Career-Technical Education Sherry Franklin, Hinds Connection member Tylar Keefer of Brandon, Rep. John Moore of Brandon, Rep. Ray Rodgers of Pearl, Rankin County Chancery Clerk and president of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association Larry Swales, Sen. Josh Harkins of Flowood, Student VOICES member Georgia Swinford of Brandon, Rep. Tom Weathersby of Florence and Raymond Campus Student VOICES adviser and math instructor Jeff Hughes of Richland.

For more information about Hinds, see www.hindscc.edu.

 

 

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Posted by on 13 November

Hinds County legislators, students attend forum

Hinds Community College hosted the annual fall legislative luncheon on Nov. 8, giving local lawmakers a chance to talk to students and employees and hear about the priorities of the 15 community colleges in Mississippi.

The students who met with legislators were members of either the Hinds Connection student recruiting and public relations group or Hinds’ Student VOICES, a statewide organization designed to empower community college students to become civically engaged at the local, state, national and global levels. One of their missions is to support mid-level funding, which is a per-student funding level for community colleges midway between funding for K-12 and regional public universities students.

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Among those attending from Hinds County were, front from left Sen. Hillman Frazier of Jackson, Honors Institute Dean Dr. Ben Cloyd of Jackson , Rep. Adrienne Wooten of Jackson, Connection student Terhuna Bass of Raymond, Student VOICES member Mesha Blackshear of Jackson, Connection student Landon Corkren of Raymond, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond, Sen. Sollie Norwood of Jackson; back, Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Jackson, Connection student Eddie Anderson of Jackson, Student VOICES member Christiane Stephens of Jackson, Sen. David Blount of Jackson, VOICES member James Newell of Terry.

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Among those attending from Hinds County and other areas were, front from left, Sen. Hillman Frazier of Jackson, Connection student Terhuna Bass of Raymond, Utica Campus employee Beverly Trimble, Rep. Adrienne Wooten of Jackson, Student VOICES member Mesha Blackshear of Jackson, Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Raymond, Connection student Landon Corkren of Raymond, Sen. Sollie Norwood of Jackson, Sen. David Blount of Jackson; back, Connection member Eddie Anderson of Jackson, Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, vice president of the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren campuses; Student VOICES member Christiane Stephens of Jackson, Rep. Albert Butler of Port Gibson and Student VOICES member James Newell of Terry.

For more information about Hinds, see www.hindscc.edu.

 

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Raymond Campus Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members
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06 November

Raymond Campus Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Raymond Campus PTK inductees prepare for the October ceremony.

The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Hinds Community College Raymond Campus welcomed 43 new members this fall.

The new members were inducted on Oct. 25, 2013.

Students from Hinds County who were inducted include the following:

Elaina Angel of Terry, Nubian Barnes of Edwards, Linda Beasley of Utica, Philip Beasley of Utica, Shannon Beranich of Learned, Johnathan Bethea of Edwards, Ashley Atkinson from Bolton, Makayla Byers of Terry, Erica Chiadika of Jackson, Jessica Chiadika of Jackson, Shelia Cochrane of Jackson, Whitney Davis of Clinton, Lauren DeMuth of Raymond, Corey Hulett of Clinton, Angela Sellas Jones of Jackson, Felicia Jones of Utica, Elsie Madison of Jackson, Melissa Mason of Clinton, Regina Walley of Raymond, Holona Tabitha Yarber of Jackson;

Students from Rankin County who were inducted include the following:

Alexandra Brown of Flowood, Emily Hopson of Florence, Arminda Johnson of Brandon, Maggie Kuhr of Flowood, Harrison Lang of Brandon, Jennifer McInnis of Pearl, Georgia Swinford of Brandon, Braden Witcher of Flowood;

Students from out-of-state and other counties who were inducted include the following:

Justin Bell of Leland, Mary Catherine Harvey of Scott County; Russell Morrow of Vicksburg, Keritan Shelby of Mendenhall,  Ashley Vaughan of Starkville, Michael Vogul of Bay St. Louis.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community and junior college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is extended to students who have a 3.5-4.0 cumulative grade point average on 12 or more transferrable credit hours.

Phi Theta Kappa promotes service, leadership, and scholarship activities. The Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered at Hinds Community College in 1936. There are more than 1,250 Phi Theta Kappa chapters throughout the United States and abroad.

For more information about PTK at Hinds see

http://www.hindscc.edu/studentlife/activities/clubs/ptk/default.aspx

 

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