Hinds CC Wind Ensemble to perform 2 concerts

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Hinds CC Wind Ensemble to perform 2 concerts
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10 February

Hinds CC Wind Ensemble to perform 2 concerts

The Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble will perform two programs in preparation for the group’s trip to France in May. The concert will include patriotic selections and works by Mississippi composers.

The Hinds Wind Ensemble will perform in France May 14-21 through the American Celebration of Music in coordination with the U.S. Department of Defense. This concert series will be part of the 70th Anniversary “Commemorations of D-Day: The Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of France.” Invited music ensembles will be recognized in France for their participation in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Fifty-two Hinds students and eleven faculty will make the trip to France for three performances by the Hinds Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Brass Quintet.

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The first concert is 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus. Selections include John Williams’ “The Star Spangled Banner,” which was composed for the 2004 Rose Bowl; “Solas Ane” by Samuel Hazo; “Beyond Whistler” by Ralph Ford; “Chant Funeraire” by Gabrielle Faure, commissioned by the French government for the centenary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death; “On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss” by David Holsinger and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

The second concert is 7 p.m. April 24, also at Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus. The selections are “Crown Imperial” by William Walton, arranged by W.J. Duthoit; “Hymn to the Fallen”, from “Saving Private Ryan”, by John Williams; “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland; Columbia-Eagle March by Mississippi composer James Sclater; “Savor the Last Dance” by Mississippi composer Tyler Griffin and “One Life Beautiful” by Julie Giroux.

Admission is $5 each for the concerts

For more information on the Hinds Community College band, see

For more information on the American Celebration of Music, see

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07 February

Eagle Experience recruiting event attracts area seniors

More than 750 area high school seniors attended Hinds Community College’s Feb. 7 Eagle Experience on the Raymond Campus.

The Eagle Experience program allowed high school seniors to tour the Raymond Campus; interact with teachers and students; get information on admissions, scholarships, majors, housing, student life and more; and enjoy food, prizes,and fellowship.


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Posted by on 05 February

Hinds CC offering Medical Examiner certification test

Hinds Community College’s Assessment Center is now offering the certification test for Certified Medical Examiners.

Beginning May 21, 2014, all medical certificates issued to interstate truck and bus drivers must come from examiners listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. This is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The National Registry requires medical examiners to participate in required training, pass a certification test and register on the National Registry system to become a certified medical examiner.

Hinds’ Assessment Center at the District Adult Education Building is open 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Saturday.

For more information, contact Tanya Dantzler Cole, Assessment coordinator, 601.857.3650 or

Or see the Hinds website at:



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Deadline approaching for fall 2014 Hinds CC scholarship

New or current students who want to apply for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year have until March 1, 2014, to turn in their complete application packets. 

About 85 percent of students at Hinds receive financial aid of some kind.  Through the generosity of donors, the Hinds Community College Foundation awards scholarships to nearly 500 students each year.  The application process for Foundation Scholarships is easy.  Students can access the required forms on the college web site at

Students must submit the following documents by March 1 to be considered for a Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarship:

  • An application for admission to Hinds Community College. This application is available on the website at


  • An application for Foundation Scholarships that includes a summary of why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for a scholarship, a list of achievements and a brief statement of any special financial needs. Also submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is preferred but not required.


  • High school and/or college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for scholarship purposes. Transcripts must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in order to be considered.


  • A copy of their ACT scores, if not posted on the high school transcript, or GED scores, if applicable.


  • Three recommendations from individuals (i.e. – school, church, community/civic organizations or work). Students must use the recommendation form available on the website at It is the student’s responsibility to provide copies of the form to the individuals who are providing their recommendations and to have those submitted by the March 1 deadline.


The Hinds Community College Foundation manages nearly 300 scholarship funds.  The Foundation awards more than 500 student scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,160.

Another scholarship opportunity for high school seniors is the ACT scholarship. ACT scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000 per semester. Students who attend Hinds as their first college after high school graduation will automatically receive an ACT scholarships if they have a 21 or above on the ACT. Eligible recipients must also be a Mississippi resident. For more information about the ACT scholarship, please visit

Students may contact Marie Smith, Hinds Community College Recruiter/Scholarship Coordinator, at 601.857.3744 or for information related to applying for Foundation scholarships.

Persons interested in providing scholarships may contact Betty Caraway, Donor Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, at 601.857.3800.


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