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Posted by on 24 April

Two-week mini-term classes offered at Hinds CC Jackson Campus

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Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center is offering nine two-week summer mini-term classes from May 14-28.

The mini-term format gives students a chance to get a course completed quickly. Both current and new Hinds students are eligible to take a class.

All classes begin at 8 a.m. at the campus at 3925 Sunset Dr. in Jackson.

Classes include Principles of Biology I with a lab, Human Anatomy and Physiology I with a lab, Introduction to Corrections, English Composition I, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Introduction to Sociology and Public Speaking.

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist.

To see the courses, go to the course schedule page on the Hinds website

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

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Posted by on 24 April

Radio-controlled Jet Rally at Hinds CC airport Thursday-Saturday

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The whole point of the annual model jet rally at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport near Raymond has never been to make money.

Members of the Mississippi Jets R/C Club really just wanted an event at an airport where they could fly their jet radio-controlled model airplanes and have a good time. The money they made off the parking and food sold by Hinds Aviation department students was incidental.

But Dennis Lott, one of the long-time organizers who is now a Hinds instructor, said they figured as long as they were making a little money each year, they might as well put it to good use. The Mississippi Jets R/C Club this year endowed the aviation scholarship with enough money to keep it going annually. The group has been sponsoring a scholarship since 2004 but the endowment of $22,000 guarantees it is given each year.

“This is a significant gift for the Hinds Community College Foundation,” said Betty Carraway, Special Projects/Donor Relations coordinator.

The jet rally is April 24-26 at the John Bell Williams Airport. Concessions will be available for purchase each day. The “Fly-in Special” for Thursday and Friday is smoked chicken, potato salad, slaw, beans, roll, banana pudding and drink for $10.

The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Jets Radio Control Club, John Bell Williams Airport and the Hinds Community College Aviation Department.  All proceeds help support student scholarships and department projects. 

For additional information about the rally, call Michelle Jackson at 601.857.3884 or go to www.mississippijets.com

 

The jet rally began in 1991 at an airport in Winona and moved to John Bell Williams in 2003. The entire Hinds Aviation Department has been supportive of the event since it’s been moved to Hinds, Lott said.

The event attracts 75 or so modelers from all over the United States, Europe and Canada who have about twice that many high-tech aircraft, Lott said.

“We have a lot of fun generating the money for the scholarship. Now it’ll be there long-term, regardless,” Lott said. “It’s such a good cause, and we enjoy the rally so much. We appreciate having the opportunity to fly at the airport. It’s a wonderful facility and all the personnel in the aviation department are so supportive and do a lot of the work to help us set up the event.”

Criteria for the scholarship include:

• Must be a student in the Hinds Community College Aviation Department and maintain full-time status;

• Must be in third semester of the curriculum;

• Must maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative Hinds Community College grade point average;

• Must be free of any disciplinary problems;

• Must be a resident of Mississippi;

• Must have completed at least nine hours of academic courses towards their Career Field Associates of Applied Science Degree, by August of the Fall Semester as the student enters the third semester of the career field program.  

 

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Posted by on 23 April

Newly elected Jackson mayor speaks to Hinds CC M2M Advisory Board

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Newly elected Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber began work the day after his election by honoring a previous commitment. On Wednesday morning, he attended the Advisory Board meeting for Hinds Community College’s M2M Minority Male Leadership program at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

Yarber, a mentor and member of the M2M Advisory Board, had already been scheduled to speak at the meeting for board members, mentors and Hinds students who are being mentored. He said that he is grateful for that opportunity.

“We are very honored that Mr. Yarber made time for a visit to Hinds Community College after a busy, and likely exhausting, election day. To me, it signifies that he values and understands that education is the foundation for all good things. We look forward to working with his administration,” said Dr. Leroy Levy, dean of the campus.

The Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M), based at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on Sunset Drive, provides leadership training, career counseling, tutoring, mentoring and opportunities for travel to senior level universities for program participants. The four-year project is designed to increase the graduation rates of African-American Males and is funded by a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education

“This is an extremely important program — the opportunity to mentor young men who have a heart and a passion to be better today than they were yesterday. For you to step up to the plate and decide that you want to be a part of that it is huge,” Yarber told the other board members and mentors. “I want to encourage you not only to be a mentor according to the script we were given but to do extra, the above and beyond, the kinds of things we know it takes for the young men to have the opportunity to not only make it but succeed exceedingly, abundantly.”

Addressing JATC Dean Dr. Leroy Levy, he said, “Finally, I would like to say to Dr. Levy we have taken note of what you are doing over here on the Jackson Campus, and we are extremely proud of that. We are extremely proud of the fact that we are seeing young men and young women who will stand outside waiting on a bus to come and get an education. And that is huge. We do recognize it, and we look forward to partnering with you in the near future.”

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Posted by on 21 April

Hinds CC Radiologic Technology student finishes third in national contest

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T.J. Stegall of Brandon, a Hinds Community College Radiologic Technology program student, finished third overall in a national competition in March.

The program is at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

The competition was part of the 26th Student Seminar and Educators’ Conference in Atlanta. About 46 Radiologic Technology programs from across the country were represented. Hinds Community College sent five students to the competition.

Stegall graduates in May and was selected by the faculty to receive the Student Award for Superior Achievement in Radiologic Technology.

For more information on the program, see http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/health_related_professions/mrt/default.aspx.

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist.

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Posted by on 16 April

Hinds CC rock bands program hosts ‘Eagle Fest 2014’

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The Hinds Community College rock bands program will have Eagle Fest 2014 “The Day the Campus Rocks” from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 behind the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

The free outdoor rock music fest features several bands from the Hinds Community College Music Industry Technology program directed by Knight Bruce. Hinds began the program in 2008 through collaboration with Bridgwater College in England.

Hamburger plates with drinks will be sold for $5.

For information, contact warren.bruce@hindscc.edu.

For information on the program, see the Hinds web site http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/music/band/rock.aspx

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Posted by on 09 April

Hinds CC opens registration for summer, fall terms

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Registration for all current and new students at Hinds Community College is now open.

Eight-week and first four-week summer term classes begin on June 2 and second four-week summer term classes begin on June 30. Fall classes begin on Aug. 18. A limited selection of classes will be offered at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center May 14-29 during a two-week mini-term.

To register for classes for any term, students must first be admitted to the college. After meeting with a counselor, new students can then register for classes.

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist

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Posted by on 09 April

High school winners of Hinds CC Rankin Literary Festival announced

 

Robertson, left, and Brady, right, are shown with Jackie Granberry, Hinds Community College vice president for Advancement and Student Success, who awarded the scholarships.

Robertson, left, and Brady, right, are shown with Jackie Granberry, Hinds Community College vice president for Advancement and Student Success, who awarded the scholarships.

Poetry winnters include, from left, Natalie Brady of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, first place; Krista Mathis of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, second place; Taren Ashley of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, third place; Kali Russell of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention; James Flickner of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention.

Poetry winnters include, from left, Natalie Brady of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, first place; Krista Mathis of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, second place; Taren Ashley of Puckett, Puckett Attendance Center, third place; Kali Russell of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention; James Flickner of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention.

Essay winners were, from left, Lauren Elizabeth Robertson of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, first place; Hayden Sistrunk of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, second place; Jalyn Mariah Jenkins of Brandon, Brandon High School, third place; Brandon Simpson of Morton, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention; Shelby Stubbs of Brandon, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention. Not pictured is Perry Jackson Harris of Brandon, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention.

Essay winners were, from left, Lauren Elizabeth Robertson of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, first place; Hayden Sistrunk of Pelahatchie, East Rankin Academy, second place; Jalyn Mariah Jenkins of Brandon, Brandon High School, third place; Brandon Simpson of Morton, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention; Shelby Stubbs of Brandon, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention. Not pictured is Perry Jackson Harris of Brandon, East Rankin Academy, honorable mention.

Lauren Elizabeth Robertson of Pelahatchie and Natalie Brady of Puckett were the winners of a full tuition scholarship to Hinds Community College for taking first place in the annual high school Hinds Community College Rankin Campus Literary Festival on April 4.

Robertson, a student at East Rankin Academy, took first place for her essay “Big or Small: They Have It All.” Brady, a student at Puckett Attendance Center, took first place for poetry for “The Patches Around Regrets.”

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist

 

 

 

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Hinds CC student named All-Academic Team member for Phi Theta Kappa
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09 April

Hinds CC student named All-Academic Team member for Phi Theta Kappa

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Georgia Bailey Swinford of Brandon, a sophomore mathematics major on the Raymond Campus, has been named a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 All-USA Community College Academic Team. She is one of only 20 students nationwide to receive this honor. The winners were selected from more than 1,700 students nominated by more than 800 community colleges.

She traveled to Washington D.C. with Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse and PTK adviser Dr. Johanna Williams and was presented her award during the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges on April 7.

“The Hinds Raymond Campus Honors Institute is fortunate to be able to work with talented students like Georgia,” said Debbie McCollum, dean of the Honors Institute. “Not only does she have an outstanding academic record, but she has been a leader in community service efforts, too.”

In addition to being a full-time student, Swinford works as a server at a local restaurant, is a member of the Hinds Honors Program where she is a leader on the executive board, and is a member of Student VOICES, a student-led community college advocacy group that appeals to the Mississippi Legislature for equitable funding for two-year colleges.

She is also the recipient of the Mississippi-Louisiana Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ scholarship, is a President’s Scholar at Hinds CC, and is a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program at Hinds.

She says her goals in life are divided into both short-term and long-term categories.

“In my life, I have heard that goals are the best way to get something done,” she said. “My goals are based on a subject I love, mathematics. My first short term goal is to graduate from a university with my master’s degree. My dream job would be to teach math at the community college level.

My two long-term goals include becoming the head of my department wherever I decide to teach and earning my Ph.D. in mathematics. Mathematics has been my passion since ninth grade, and I would like to study and teach as long as I can in order to share my love of the subject with future generations.”

Swinford said her big “Aha!” moment happened recently while tutoring Carver Middle School students, a program she organized and cultivated herself.

“I met one day a week with a sixth grade girl, tutoring her in math. As with many girls, she hated the subject and did not understand much of the lecture in class. By the end of the semester, she had a B in math. I then grasped how fulfilling helping others could be.”

PTK’s All-Academic Team honors students of all ages and backgrounds who have overcome a range of challenges to pursue their dreams and are thriving in U.S. community colleges. Those selected display an outstanding combination of academic achievement and community service.

Sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, with support from the American Association of Community Colleges, each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship. To be eligible, the student must have been nominated by his or her college.

“Community colleges provide students a high-quality, affordable education,” said Don Germano, president of Follett Higher Education Group. “All of us at Follett are so pleased to recognize and support these outstanding students — driven, brilliant students on a path to be our future leaders.”

For more information on PTK, visit www.ptk.org. For more information on Hinds Community College’s Gamma Lambda chapter, visit www.hindscc.edu or contact Cheryl Bozeman at 601.857.3837.

 

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Hinds CC offers educational forums as part of Sexual Assault/Abuse Month
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03 April

Hinds CC offers educational forums as part of Sexual Assault/Abuse Month

Hinds Community College’s office of student services is coordinating preventative educational programs throughout the college’s district in recognition of April as Sexual Assault/Abuse Awareness Month.

Hinds will host Denim and Maroon Day on Thursday, April 10. The Raymond Campus’ program will be held that day at 2 p.m. in room 165 of Reeves Hall.

Other campuses will have programs as follows:

April 10, 11 a.m. – Rankin

April 23, 12 p.m. – Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center

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The college is working in a collaborative effort with Hinds County Sherriff Department, Victim Assistance Coordinator Kewanna Ward, and in conjunction with several other organizations.

“It is vital to educate and enrich our campus communities with preventive programs and resources,” said Sharon Alexander, district coordinator of student conduct and development at Hinds. “Even though, some employees and students may not have dealt with sexual assault or abuse personally, it is of the utmost importance to have knowledge and resources available.”

For more information on the programs, contact Sharon Alexander at 601.857.3371 or sralexander@hindscc.edu.

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Posted by on 02 April

Hinds CC Landscape Management expands plant sale to 3 weekends

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Hinds Community College’s Landscape Management Department has the annual plant sale over three weekends in April, at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The dates are April 11-12, April 18-19 and April 25-26. The sale is at the Produce Market Building, 12600 Highway 18, next to Hinds Community College’s Gray-Partridge Center in Raymond.

The sale will feature a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, ground covers and vines. The proceeds go to help students attend conferences and other activities.

For more information or special requests, contact Martha Hill, chair of the Landscape Management Department, at mghill@hindscc.edu.

For more information about the program, see http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/landscape_management/default.aspx

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